Is your library criminal? – Joel Bennathan QC

2 12 2017

In 1999 the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, was presenting what was to become the Terrorism Act 2000 to the House of Commons. Answering a challenge about the breadth of its terms he said: Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, R (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Stop Powers under Terrorism Act incompatible with Article 10 – David Scott

27 01 2016

David Miranda 2On 19 January 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in R (on application of Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ([2016] EWCA Civ 6).  The case concerned David Miranda’s detention under the Terrorism Act 2000.  While upholding the lawfulness  of the detention in the immediate case, ruled that the stop powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act lack sufficient legal safeguards to be in line with Article 10. Read the rest of this entry »