Thank you for visiting. I was appointed in May 2019 to scrutinise and report on terrorism legislation, and re-appointed in March 2022. You will find all my reports on this website.
I carry out my role from a position of complete independence, with access to secret and sensitive national security information and personnel in order to carry out my role.
My first two annual reports cover the calendar years 2018 and 2019, and were published in 2020 and 2021 respectively. In 2020 I also reported on multi-agency arrangements for managing released terrorists.
My third annual report was published in April 2022, as was my report on Terrorism in Prisons.
During 2022 the focus was on the operation of the Terrorism Acts from an online perspective, and my fourth annual report was published in March 2023.
My review on counter-terrorism sanctions for HM Treasury was published in December 2022, and I am currently working on an independent sanctions review for the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office.
Jonathan Hall KC