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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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Rules of court: anonymity

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6(1)Rules of court relating to TEO proceedings may make provision for—

(a)the making by the Secretary of State or the relevant individual of an application to the court for an order requiring anonymity for that individual, and

(b)the making by the court, on such an application, of an order requiring such anonymity;

and the provision made by the rules may allow the application and the order to be made irrespective of whether any other TEO proceedings have been begun in the court.

(2)Rules of court may provide for the Court of Appeal or the Inner House of the Court of Session to make an order in connection with any appeal proceedings requiring anonymity for the relevant individual.

(3)In sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) the references, in relation to a court, to an order requiring anonymity for the relevant individual are references to an order by that court which imposes such prohibition or restriction as it thinks fit on the disclosure—

(a)by such persons as the court specifies or describes, or

(b)by persons generally,

of the identity of the relevant individual or of any information that would tend to identify the relevant individual.

(4)In this paragraph “relevant individual” means an individual on whom the Secretary of State is proposing to impose, or has imposed, a temporary exclusion order.

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