Hashem Abedi, 22, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been found guilty of murdering 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in 2017. Murder carries an automatic life sentence with offenders having to serve a minimum prison term before they can apply to the Paro
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned that plans to extend jail terms for terrorists could make them more dangerous upon release, The Times reports. Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said inmates could be exposed to “worse influences” in prison t
Legislative proposals to end the early release of people convicted of terror offences will not be extended to Northern Ireland. The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill, introduced in response to a terror incident in Streatham earlier this month, was approved by MPs yesterday.
Legislation making it a criminal offence to travel abroad to join a terrorist group has not moved beyond the preliminary stage over a year after an EU deadline, according to reports. The Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Bill aims to give effect to EU Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism an
A recent crackdown on paramilitarism in Northern Ireland is being held back by stalled reforms to the committal process, the Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) has warned. The collapse of Stormont has put plans to phase out the committal process on hold, leading to longer criminal cases, accordi
The UK and the US have signed a bilateral agreement allowing their respective law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to serious crime from tech companies in the other jurisdiction. The world-first UK-US Bilateral Data Access Agreement was signed by Home Secretary Priti
Lord Carlile has been appointed to lead an independent review of the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism programme. The barrister and former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has promised to conduct a "strongly evidence-based" review of the scheme, which has drawn criticism from trad
People found guilty of crimes linked to terrorism, paramilitarism and organised crime groups could now see their sentences reconsidered under the unduly lenient sentence (ULS) scheme. As of yesterday, almost 100 additional offences linked to terrorism, organised crime and paramilitarism are included
A man who was jailed at the age of 14 for encouraging another to murder Australian police officers has been granted anonymity for life. Judges in the High Court of England and Wales ruled that he would suffer "serious harm" if he were publicly named.