Crackdown on paramilitarism held back by delay to committal reforms

A recent crackdown on paramilitarism in Northern Ireland is being held back by stalled reforms to the committal process, the Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) has warned.

Published 4 November 2019

UK and US sign landmark law enforcement data access agreement

The UK and the US have signed a bilateral agreement allowing their respective law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to serious crime from tech companies in the other jurisdiction.

Published 4 October 2019

Lord Carlile to lead independent review of controversial Prevent programme

Lord Carlile has been appointed to lead an independent review of the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism programme.

Published 13 August 2019

Terrorist and paramilitary offences added to unduly lenient sentence scheme

People found guilty of crimes linked to terrorism, paramilitarism and organised crime groups could now see their sentences reconsidered under the unduly lenient sentence (ULS) scheme.

Published 2 August 2019

England: Terrorist convicted as a child granted lifelong anonymity

A man who was jailed at the age of 14 for encouraging another to murder Australian police officers has been granted anonymity for life.

Published 30 July 2019