January 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 17, 2006, the UK Terrorism Bill, introduced following the July 7, 2005 London bombings, was defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted 270-144 against introducing a "glorification" of terrorism offense and called for more safeguards for provisions that would outlaw the spreading of ...[read more]
October 13, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The UK House of Lords on Monday rejected a proposal supported by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to increase the amount of time authorities may detain terrorism suspects without charge. The upper house of Parliament voted 309-118 to amend an anti-terrorism bill by eliminating a highly contentious ...[read more]
June 10, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
British law enforcement and security officials appear sharply split on the advisability of extending the detention without charge limit for terror suspects to 42 days in the run-up to a Wednesday vote on a contentious new anti-terrorism bill in the House of Commons. Unnamed senior police officers ...[read more]
April 30, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday vowed to push for the passage of a new anti-terror bill that would allow British authorities to detain terror suspects up to 42 days without charge. Current law only authorizes detention without charge for 28 days, but bill proponents have argued that this ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith Monday urged the passage of a new anti-terror bill that would increase the number of days a terror suspect can be detained without charge to 42 days, up from the current limit of 28. The Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 also includes provisions creating a registry of ...[read more]
January 24, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith on Thursday unveiled the Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008, which among other proposals to strengthen the country's terrorism laws includes a provision increasing the number of days a terror suspect can be detained without charge to 42 days, up from the current limit of... ...[read more]
June 6, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
A committee of the Kenyan National Assembly has shelved the latest version of a long-pending anti-terrorism bill, saying it will not be debated until the United States accepts responsibility for attacks on American interests in Kenya. MP Amina Abdala, who on Monday announced the position of the ...[read more]
March 23, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
The UK Terrorism Bill is set to become law after the House of Lords Wednesday backed down on its objection to a controversial provision criminalizing the glorification of terrorism. The legislation, introduced in the wake of the July 7 London bombings, had gone back and forth between th... ...[read more]
March 22, 2006
by Angela Onikepe
UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke told a UK Commons committee Tuesday that he has not given up on the option of detaining suspected terrorists for up to 90 days without charge, and may introduce additional legislation to that effect either next year or in 2008. Suspects can be detained without ...[read more]
March 16, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
The UK House of Commons and House of Lords Thursday continued their protracted duel over controversial provisions in two key security bills, with the Commons voting- over Lords' objections- to reinsert a glorification offense into the Terrorism Bill and to make registration for nat... ...[read more]

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