Practice and Procedure

R v F (2007)

PUBLISHED February 16, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 243

There was no justification for the contention that domestic terrorist legislation did not apply to action against countries that were governed by tyrants and dictators. The Terrorism Act 2000 s.58(3) did not permit a person charged with an offence under s.58(1) to advance as a "reasonable excuse" for the possession of relevant documents that they had originated as part of an effort to change an illegal or undemocratic regime.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Igor Judge (President), Forbes J, Irwin J)