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Terrorism Law Handbook

ISBN13: 9781784517151
To be Published: March 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £95.00

Terrorism Law Handbook provides practitioners with a practical, user-friendly and comprehensive guide to terrorism law and practice in this high-profile and expanding field and includes detailed coverage from arrest through to trial and sentencing.

Each chapter sets out an overview, definitions, key legislation and case law and include checklists and tables to highlight key points of practice and procedure.

The main content covers: (a) the investigation and detention stage, including the power to post-charge question (b) a complete set of offences (and their extra-jurisdictional reach) (c) terrorism sentencing and ancillary orders and (d) other terrorism measures, such as stop and search, port stops (schedule 7) and TPIMs (control orders).

Legislation includes:

  • Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006
  • Counter Terrorism Act 2008
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
Cases include:

  • High profile Supreme Court cases of Gul and Miranda – definition of terrorism
  • R (on the application of Elosta) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolison legal representation at a terrorist port stop – judgment of Grand Chamber of ECtHR awaited.

Criminal Law
Chapter 1: Legal definition of terrorism
Chapter 2: Schedule 7 to TA 2000
Chapter 3: Arrests under section 41 of TA 2000
Chapter 4: Schedule 8 to TA 2000
Chapter 5: Post-charge questioning under s 22 CTA 2008
Chapter 6: Consent to prosecute
Chapter 7: Pre-trial hearings
Chapter 8: Disclosure
Chapter 9: Abuse of process
Chapter 10: Right to silence and adverse inferences
Chapter 11: Offences – general principles
Chapter 12: Incitement
Chapter 13: Possession etc of articles for a terrorist act/information likely to be useful in a terrorist act
Chapter 14: Preparation
Chapter 15: Proscription offences
Chapter 16: Sentencing and ancillary orders
Chapter 17: TA 2000 and 2006 (sample penalties)