Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Home Office written question – answered on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the judgement of 21 October 2020 of the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission in the case of Arumugam and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to remove the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from the list of organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2011.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government was disappointed with the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission’s (the Commission) decision to allow the appeal in the matter of the ongoing proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE remains proscribed at this time and we await a further decision from the Commission on the action that the Government must take in response to the judgment.

The appeal was allowed on a procedural point. The Commission has acknowledged there was material available to support the then Home Secretary’s conclusion that the LTTE is concerned in terrorism. The Government has made submissions to the Commission that the decision on whether or not to maintain proscription should be retaken.

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