Criminal Prosecutions for Terrorism Financing in the UK

  • Nasir Hafezi
  • Karen Jones
  • Clive Walker


Criminal prosecution is destined to form a significant part of the assemblage of measures invoked for countering terrorism financing (CTF). This chapter considers how the UK has applied criminal prosecutions for CTF. The UK represents an interesting case study for two reasons. One is that the UK enjoys a rich history of development of anti-terrorism laws in this field. Second, the UK is a major trend-setter in terrorism law design, and so its offences represent important precedents elsewhere. The project of analysing the UK law is undertaken in three substantive parts. First, details are given of CTF provisions. Second, there is a prosecutor’s viewpoint of the nature of criminal litigation in this field. Third, a defender’s viewpoint analyses a case study on property forfeiture.


Prosecution Forfeiture Evidence Human rights 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nasir Hafezi
    • 1
  • Karen Jones
    • 2
  • Clive Walker
    • 3
  1. 1.Stephen Lickrish & Associates Ltd.ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, CPSLondonUK
  3. 3.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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