UK Home Secretary says anti-terror laws will impact animal rights radicals

[JURIST] Speaking before the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights [official website] Monday, UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] said that new anti-terror legislation [JURIST document] recently proposed by the government would have a direct impact on militant animal rights groups that encourage deadly radical behavior. A senior FBI official testified to the US Congress in May that radical environmental and animal rights groups using violence were the top US domestic terror threat [JURIST report]. Clarke also told the parliamentary committee Monday that his office would consider clarifying the definition of "glorification" of terrorist acts under proposed anti-terror legislation and would review existing policy on the use of deadly force by police officers after he receives official investigation results from the Independent Police Complaints Commission [official website] into the fatal shooting of Brazilian national Jean Charles de Menezes [JURIST report] in July after he was mistaken for a suicide bomber. BBC News has more.



 

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.