UK to have new powers to ban extremist organisations

The UK government has published its Counter-Extremism Strategy, in which it sets out a strategy for dealing with extremism. It proposes (among other things) new powers to ban extremist organisations (in addition to its existing powers to proscribe organisations under the Terrorism Act), restrict the “harmful activities of the most dangerous extremists”, and restrict access to premises that are repeatedly used to support extremism. A link to the Counter-Extremism Strategy is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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