Application by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis for an order to impose notification requirements for a period of 15 years on Syed Talha Ahsan under the 2008 Act. In 2013, he was convicted in the United States of conspiracy to provide material assistance for terrorism through his involvement in a website. He has … Continue reading Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis v Ahsan: Admn 7 Aug 2015
The claimants objected to orders made freezing their assets under the 2006 Order, after being included in the Consolidated List of suspected members of terrorist organisations. Held: The orders could not stand. Such orders were made by the executive without parliamentary scrutiny by the use of Orders in Council. Statutory provision for counter-terrorism was in … Continue reading HM Treasury v Ahmed and Others: SC 27 Jan 2010
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The bank challenged measures taken by HM Treasury to restrict access to the United Kingdom’s financial markets by a major Iranian commercial bank, Bank Mellat, on the account of its alleged connection with Iran’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. The bank sought to have the direction given under section 7 of the 2008 Act. … Continue reading Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No 2): SC 19 Jun 2013
statutory Notification Order Judges: The Honourable Mrs Justice Collins Rice Citations:  EWHC 405 (QB) Links: Bailii Statutes: Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 40 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime Updated: 15 April 2022; Ref: scu.674517
Closed Material before Supreme Court Under the 2009 order, the appellant Bank had been effectively shut down as to its operations within the UK. It sought to use the appeal procedure, and now objected to the use of closed material procedure. The Supreme Court asked itself whether it was possible for the Supreme Court to … Continue reading Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No 1): SC 19 Jun 2013
Judgment following the trial of three preliminary issues in the claim by Bank Mellat for damages under section 8 of the 1998 Act 1998 for loss and damage caused by the 2009 Order made under section 62 and Schedule 7 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. Flaux J  EWHC 1258 (Comm) Bailii Human Rights Act … Continue reading Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: ComC 6 May 2015
The respondent had made an order under the Regulations restricting all persons from dealing with the the claimant bank. The bank applied to have the order set aside. Though the defendant originally believed that the Iranian government owned 80% of the shares, the figure was 20% and soon to be reduced to 15%. It said … Continue reading Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: QBD 11 Jun 2010
Under the 2009 Order, the appellant Bank’s UK operations had been shut down. It appealed against the Order, but the respondent had brought evidence, closed save to the respondent, and the order had been confirmed.
Held: The bank’s appeal . .
Application to set aside the directions contained in two statutory instruments. The measures were ‘highly restrictive . . with very serious effects’. The court considered the procedures for the use of closed material and whether the claimant bank . .