Exemplary Sentencing For Terrorist Offenders: Umar Azmeh Writes For The Criminal Law Review

Publication Date17 December 2020
SubjectGovernment, Public Sector, Criminal Law, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Defence, Crime
Law FirmBCL Solicitors LLP
AuthorMr Umar Azmeh

BCL associate Umar Azmeh's recent article on terrorism sentencing, Exemplary sentencing for terrorist offenders: the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2020, has been published in the most recent issue of the Criminal Law Review ((2021) 1 Crim L.R. 5).

Umar's article closely analyses the provisions of the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill presently making its way through Parliament, which forms part of the Government's strategy to restructure the terrorism sentencing system. The Bill follows the passing of the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020, emergency legislation which was enacted following the attacks at Fishmonger's Hall and Streatham.

The Bill comprises a sweeping and significant set of reforms which will dramatically increase sentences for those convicted of many terrorism offences, and...

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