UK to de-proscribe Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from terrorism list

The UK’s Home Office has laid an Order before Parliament for final approval of the de-proscription of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from the UK’s list of organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000. The organisation was proscribed by the UK in 2005, meaning it was a criminal offence to belong to or invite support for the group. It is still designated under UN and EU sanctions. See Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019.

The UK has an autonomous sanctions regime for the prevention and suppression of terrorism. Under section 3(3) of the Act, the Home Secretary may proscribe organisations considered to be “concerned in terrorism”, and de-list organisations accordingly.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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