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Closing the loophole: time to clip Hizballah’s ‘wings’

Mendelsohn, James (2018) Closing the loophole: time to clip Hizballah’s ‘wings’. Crime, Security and Society, 1 (1). ISSN 2398-130X

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Abstract

Following the terrorist attack in central London on 3rd June 2017, the Prime Minister declared, ‘Enough is enough’ in relation to violent extremism. Just 15 days later, however, the flag of the proscribed terrorist group, Hizballah, was paraded through central London without police intervention. This is because of a loophole by which UK legislation proscribes only Hizballah’s military ‘wing’, but not its supposed political ‘wing’. This article examines the legal background to this situation and argues that the current distinction between Hizballah’s supposed ‘wings’ is untenable. If the Home Secretary shares the Prime Minister’s view that ‘Enough is enough’, she should now move to proscribe Hizballah in its entirety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorism, counter-terrorism, proscription, Hizballah, ‘wings’
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
Huddersfield Business School > Law Research Group
School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Megan Taylor
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 14:46
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/34402

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