Abstract / Description of output
This briefing paper, prepared for the Independent Commission on Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy, introduces and analyses criminal offences relating to terrorism in UK law. It describes the range of offences created by the Terrorism Acts of 2000 and 2006, and explains their relationship to the ‘ordinary’ criminal law. It then examines the use of these offences in prosecutions, before turning to more detailed examinations of the most frequently prosecuted offences. These include preparation of terrorist acts, collection of information of a kind likely to be useful to a terrorist, encouragement of terrorism, dissemination of terrorist publications, and offences relating to proscribed organisations. The paper concludes by summarising areas of concern and identifying possible reforms.
|Publication status||Published - 2022|