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  Terrorism Act 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Terrorism_Act_2000   (1409 words)

 Terrorism Acts (2000-present) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 2000 to the present, the British Parliament passed a series of Terrorism Acts that were aimed at terrorism in general, rather than specifically focussed on terrorism related to Northern Ireland.
The timings were influenced by the September 11, 2001 attacks and 7 July London bombings, as well as the politics of the Global War on Terror, according to the politicians who announce them as their response to a terrorism act.
Between them, they provided a definition of terrorism that made it possible to establish a new and distinct set of police powers and procedures, beyond those related to ordinary crime, which could be applied in terrorist cases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Terrorism_Acts_(2000-present)   (496 words)

 commentary on The Terrorism Act 2000 - magnacartaplus
The UK's Terrorism Act 2000 was passed and received Royal Assent in the summer of 2000.
section 1: an act of terrorism is any specified action, the use or threat of which is designed to influence any government or to intimidate the public in order to advance a political religious or ideological purpose.
Given the wide definition of “terrorism” and the possible categories of information that could be useful for “terrorism”, this law could be used to harass activists who might not have any intention of committing terrorist acts, who are not members of terrorist organisations and who do not condone terrorism, e.g.
www.magnacartaplus.org /bills/terrorism/index.htm   (3363 words)

 MI5 | Anti-Terrorist Legislation
The Terrorism Act 2000 reforms and extends previous counter-terrorist legislation, and puts it largely on a permanent basis.
Under the Terrorism Act 2000, measures are applicable to all forms of terrorism.
The Act deals with the proscription of terrorist groups throughout the UK, the appeals process by which a proscription order may be challenged, offences relating to terrorist property (both property to be used for terrorism and the proceeds of acts of terrorism) and police counter-terrorist powers.
www.mi5.gov.uk /output/Page70.html   (514 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000
Acts of Parliament printed from this website are printed under the superintendence and authority of the Controller of HMSO being the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament.
It should be noted that the right to reproduce the text of Acts of Parliament does not extend to the Queen's Printer imprints which should be removed from any copies of the Act which are issued or made available to the public.
Braille copies of this Act can also be purchased at the same price as the print edition by contacting TSO Customer Services on 0870 600 5522 or e-mail:customer.services@tso.co.uk.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts/acts2000/20000011.htm   (310 words)

A simplified version of the wide-ranging definition provided in the Terrorism Act 2000 is appended at the end as it is key to understanding the breadth of some of this Bill.
It would be an offence not to report to the police which might prevent acts (this includes the mere threat of terrorism) of terrorism anywhere in the world or which would help detain or convict someone in the UK for acts of terrorism.
Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act allows any person to be detained for up to nine hours or any goods or property for seven days without police or customs needing to give or indeed have any reason.
www.urban75.com /Action/terror2001.html   (3823 words)

 Operation Terrorism Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Also in February 2006, an ironic victory in the quasi-war on terror was won when police arrested both the stars (and the real life inspirations) of a film about internment in Guantanamo as they sought to return to Britain from the Berlin film festival.
Bukhari was found not guilty of illegal arms trafficking and one count of “conspiracy to commit terrorism.” The dismissal of his case was on the grounds of entrapment by an FBI agent.
One man was charged under terrorism legislation with “possession of a computer hard drive for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” Another, although the media reported it as a terrorism arrest, was charged under conventional legislation – conspiracy to cause explosions and harm “persons unknown.”
www.gnn.tv /articles/2394/Operation_Terrorism_Act   (3905 words)

 Western Resistance: UK: Muslims Criticise The Terrorism Act 2006
There are further qualifications, but in essence, encouraging terrorism, encouraging terrorist acts or committing the act of glorification of terrorism can now bring in a penalty of up to 7 years' imprisonment maximum, or a fine, or both, when convicted following an indictment, and on summary conviction a sentence of up to 12 months' imprisonment.
In the new Terrorism Act 2006, this clause remains, as stated within sections 23 to 25, allowing 28 days as the maximum amount of time a suspect can be held in detention without trial.
Now, according to The National Ledger, the Terrorism Act 2006 is still under fire from Muslim groups, most notably the Muslim Council for Britain, as well as civil liberty campaigners.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/001951.html   (1260 words)

 UK Terrorism Act 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
(a) the act was done in connection with, or revealed evidence of the commission of, a scheduled offence or a non-scheduled offence under this Act, and
(3) In Article 2(3) (definition of police detention) for "section 14 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 or under paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to that Act by an examining officer who is a constable" substitute "section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000".
In section 139(11) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (search powers available on arrests under sections 136 and 137) for "section 15(3), (4) and (5) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989" there shall be substituted "section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000".
www.tamilnation.org /tamileelam/armedstruggle/terrorism/uk/ukt6.htm   (6610 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000, , cpu, int, , law-bytes@swarb.co.uk, David Swarbrick, Solicitor, Wrigley Claydon
These notes now accompany almost every Act and are used to explain in words of one or only a few more syllables what the Act is about.
The Act was passed after a series of temporary provisions going back to the beginnings of the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
The Acts expired and would be renewed only if the situation was so dire as to justify these oppressive powers, these intereferences with proper criminal process.
www.swarb.co.uk /lawb/cpuTerrorAct2000.shtml   (1016 words)

 Terrorism: A Definitional Focus - Promotion
States have therefore defined terrorism generically as a crime, thus ending the true need for the use of specific statutes covering other selected criminal acts that are identified as terrorism.
While both the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council repeatedly affirmed their determination to combat terrorism in all its forms "irrespective of motive, wherever and by whomever committed," **RF 13** the world body was reluctant for political reasons to define precisely the nature of the terrorism challenge.
Terrorism and the Law, by Yonah Alexander and Edgar H. Brenner, Editors.
www.terrorismcentral.com /Library/Teasers/alexander.terrordefT.html   (1337 words)

 Home Office | The Terrorism Act 2000
The Terrorism Act 2000 is the primary piece of counter-terrorism legislation and contains the most vital counter-terrorism measures.
The Act came into force in response to the changing threat from international terrorism, and replaced the previous temporary anti-terrorism legislation that dealt primarily with Northern Ireland.
The Terrorism Act made it illegal for certain terrorist groups to operate in the UK and extended proscription to include international terrorist groups, like Al Qaida.
www.homeoffice.gov.uk /security/terrorism-and-the-law/terrorism-act   (297 words)

 Amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act creates measures to identify, prosecute, convict and punish terrorist groups; provides new investigative tools to law enforcement and national security agencies; and ensures that Canadian values of respect and fairness are preserved and the root causes of hatred are addressed through stronger laws against hate crimes and propaganda.
It is not enough for an act to be an expression of political, religious or ideological belief.
The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act would allow the Attorney General to issue a certificate in connection with a proceeding under the Canada Evidence Act to prohibit the disclosure of information for the purpose of protecting national defence, national security, and information obtained in confidence from or in relation to a foreign entity.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/news/nr/2001/doc_27904.html   (2416 words)

 The Compensation Agency - Terrorism
The Terrorism Act 2000 reformed and extended existing legislation to counter terrorism in the United Kingdom.
Schedule 12 of the Act is of particular relevance to the Criminal Damages Compensation Scheme.
No compensation is payable, however, where the action taken is in connection with, or reveals evidence of, a scheduled offence or an offence under the Act for which the owner of the property is later convicted.
www.compensationni.gov.uk /terrorism/index.htm   (141 words)

 UK Civil Liberties - Terrorism Act 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Terrorism Act 2000 replaced the "temporary" Prevention of Terrorism Act with a new permanent set of rules.
The biggest problem with the 2000 Act was that it defined "terrorism" in a very broad way.
Basically terrorism is defined as action or the mere threat of action that is made for advancing a cause, that attempts to influence the government and that falls into one of several categories including serious damage to property or disruption of an electronic system.
www.trevor-mendham.com /civil-liberties/new-labour/terrorism-2000.html   (290 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000
(3) The use or threat of action falling within subsection (2) which involves the use of firearms or explosives is terrorism whether or not subsection (1)(b) is satisfied.
(5) In this Act a reference to action taken for the purposes of terrorism includes a reference to action taken for the benefit of a proscribed organisation.
(2) Schedule 1 (which preserves certain provisions of the 1996 Act, in some cases with amendment, for a transitional period) shall have effect.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts2000/00011--b.htm   (291 words)

 IHRC - Briefing: The Killing in Kashmir and the Terrorism Act 2000
Muslims are to be the key targets of the crack down, which falls under the provisions contained in the Terrorism Act 2000 to be enforced in January.
The occupying Indian Army that is responsible for systematic acts of terrorism against Muslims in Kashmir who make up the majority of the population, is in receipt of military support by the same British Government which is now supposedly considering measures to “crack down” on the causes of terrorism.
IHRC therefore calls on the British Government to act with caution in regard to the case of Mohammed Bilal, and refrain from allowing the case to result in the demonisation of Muslims in Britian and abroad.
www.ihrc.org.uk /show.php?id=37   (1863 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Terrorism Act is a law put forward by this government in order to curb the spread of the fastest growing religion on Earth and to brand many Muslims and Islamic Movements as Terrorists.
This Act has been debated for many months but it was given a low profile and minimal public discussion as the term "terrorist" seemed to exclude the majority of people, however it seems that those really being targeted by this Act are Muslims and the Islamic way of life (Ideology).
When this act comes into force in February of this year any officer of law will be able to arrest any Muslim involved in any way with Jihad at will which could set a precedent where it could become commonplace to discriminate against Muslims -and-Islam.
www.jamiat.org.za /isinfo/terror.html   (1187 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000 guide | libcom.org
A quick guide and brief summary of the parts of the British Terrorism Act 2000 of relevance to radical workers.
"Terrorism" is defined very widely and could include what people would normally think of as direct action.
All 3 parts must be satisfied to come within the definition - there must be an act or threat (of eg serious damage to property), it must be done to influence the government, and it must be to advance a political or ideolgical cause.
libcom.org /organise/terrorism-act-2000-guide   (637 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000: Proscribed...: 28 Feb 2001: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com)
Under Section 3(3)(a) of the Act, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary may by order add an organisation to Schedule 2 where he believes that it is concerned in terrorism, as defined in Section 1 of the Act.
He is entirely satisfied that the organisations named above are "concerned in terrorism" as set out in Section 3(5) of the Act, and has, after careful consideration, decided to exercise his discretion to proscribe them.
If that application is refused, the Act provides for an appeal to a new independent tribunal, the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission, established by the Terrorism Act.
www.theyworkforyou.com /wrans/?id=2001-02-28a.149.0   (348 words)

 Jack boot terror: the Terrorism Act (2000)
Towards the end of July, the Terrorism Act (2000) gained Royal Assent - and Jack Straw was delighted.
The victims of that previous, infamous miscarriage of justice were the first to feel the force of the previous Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), brought in as an emergency measure in 1974.
Apparently, 'terrorism' is 'The use or threat of action, designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, where the action
www.urban75.com /Action/terror.html   (855 words)

 Terrorism Act 2000: 28 Feb 2005: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com)
How many arrests have been made under Parts I to VI and VIII of the Terrorism Act 2000; and under which sections of that Act the arrests were made; and
How many persons have been charged with an offence under Parts I to VI and VIII of the Terrorism Act 2000; and under which sections of that Act the person were charged; and
How many persons have been convicted of an offence under Parts I to VI and VIII of the Terrorism Act 2000; and under which sections of that Act the persons were convicted; and
www.theyworkforyou.com /wrans/?id=2005-02-28b.2.0   (309 words)

 aka JaneDoe - Fatwa: Concerning the Terrorism Act of 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Are we obliged to abide by the law even if it may effect our belief, especially with the new Terrorism Act, how can we Muslims maintain our brotherhood with Muslims worldwide and support their Jihad e.g.
As for the new law of Terrorism it should not effect the Muslims since the Muslim Community is a peaceful community who are anti-terrorism, anti-racism, anti-discrimination in all its shapes and forms and above all pro-life which can be seen from Muslims propagating anti-abortion and pro-morale values.
Therefore the Islamic brotherhood must not be affected by the intimidation of a man-made government under the pretext of a "Terrorism Act", and Muslims must resist it.
akajanedoe.us /fatwa.1.19.2001.htm   (1589 words)

 CNN.com - Algerians held in UK terror swoop - Sep. 30, 2003
They were held under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of being involved in the "commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism."
In Manchester a 32-year-old man was also held under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Three others were also held under the Terrorism Act in the Manchester raid.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/09/30/uk.algerians/index.html   (220 words)

 United Kingdom: Amnesty International's briefing on the draft Terrorism Bill 2005 - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Amnesty International reiterates its concern that the definition of "terrorism", and thereby any offence which is based on it, may violate the principle of legality and legal certainty by being too wide and vague and, therefore, by failing to meet the precision and clarity requirements for criminal law.
The organization considers that the formulations of these offences are vague because they rely on the definition of "terrorism" in the Terrorism Act 2000, and on concepts such as "direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement", "glorification", and the notion of "terrorist publication", all of which are widely open to ambiguity and lack clarity.
Relevant excerpts from the 13 September 2005 draft Terrorism Bill 2005 and the amendment of 6 October 2005 are reproduced respectively in appendix I and II attached to this document.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGEUR450382005   (9738 words)

 South Asia-Terrorism Act 2000
(5) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section in relation to instruction or training to prove that his action or involvement was wholly for a purpose other than assisting, preparing for or participating in terrorism.
- (1) A person commits an offence if he possesses an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
(2) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that his possession of the article was not for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/southasia/documents/actandordinances/act_links/6.htm   (1977 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
One of the detainees has been arrested on suspicion of offences under sections 11, 12 and 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000, i.e., membership of a proscribed (illegal) organisation, support of a proscribed organisation and raising finances for the purposes of terrorism.
In the early hours of Wednesday 11 December, 7 people were dragged from their homes, arrested and detained under this government's most repressive piece of legislation, the Terrorism Act 2000.
The Terrorism Act 2000 effectively allows for people to be dragged from their homes and detained without trial at the will of the state for what amounts to little more than "Thought-Crime", expressing support for beliefs and causes that the NATO imperialist oligarchy deem to be "terrorist".
lark.phoblacht.net /arrests.html   (818 words)

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