Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010 Explanatory Notes

Section 1 – Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council

12.Subsection (1) specifies that the provisions of section 1 of the Act have effect for the period beginning when the Act came into force and ending at midnight on 31st December 2010.

13.Subsection (2) provides that, during that period, the UN Terrorism Orders are deemed to have been validly made under the UN Act and that every provision of those Orders is deemed to be within the power conferred by section 1 of the UN Act. This ensures the continued validity of the UN Terrorism Orders notwithstanding the judgment of the Supreme Court and the quashing of the 2006 Order.

14.Subsection (3) makes clear that as a consequence of subsection (2), all directions which have previously been made or licences previously granted under the UN Terrorism Orders have legal effect. Further directions can be made under the 2009 Order and the Overseas Terrorism Orders and licences granted under the authority of the UN Terrorism Orders during that period. Finally, this subsection ensures that, during that period, the prohibitions and obligations imposed by the UN Terrorism Orders have legal force and criminal liability may be incurred by a person who fails to comply.

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