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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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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