Terrorism offences

Andrew Cornford, Anneke Petzsche

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Abstract

Many jurisdictions have recently expanded the scope of inchoate criminal liability in relation to terrorism by creating a range of new pre-emptive offences. This chapter presents a comparative analysis of these offences in the laws of the UK and Germany. It focuses on four groups of offences: offences of preparing terrorist acts, offences of encouraging terrorism, offences related to terrorist organisations, and terrorism-related possession offences. It concludes that, in the context of terrorism, both jurisdictions have departed significantly from the traditional principles of inchoate liability. However, the UK offences have been interpreted and applied in a particularly expansive way, and they are broader than the equivalent German offences in almost every material respect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCore Concepts in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
EditorsKai Ambos, Antony Duff, Julian Roberts, Thomas Weigend
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter6
Pages172-210
Number of pages38
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • terrorism
  • inchoate offences
  • preparatory offences
  • encouragement offences
  • terrorist organisations
  • possession offences

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