UK proscribes far-right group National Action as terrorist group

The UK has proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action under the Terrorism Act 2000, making membership of or support for the group a criminal offence.  It is the first far-right group to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation in the UK.  In the Home Office’s press release, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that “National Action is a racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic organisation…proscribing it will prevent its membership from growing, stop the spread of poisonous propaganda, and protect vulnerable young people at risk of radicalisation”.  National Action is also said to have promoted and encouraged acts of terrorism following the murder of UK MP Jo Cox in June 2016.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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