National Security & Counter Terrorism Expert

Sultana is one of the foremost experts in this area. She has act in approximately 35 high profile & landmark cases which have attracted national and international press. Uniquely, her experience spans the Criminal Courts, Coronial Courts, Administrative and Family Divisions of the High Court, the Appellate Court, and UN Special Procedures Mechanisms of the Human Rights Council.

Criminal casesR v Boular & Others (2018) (first all-female ISIS cell dubbed ‘The Tea Party’); R v Rahman (2016) (along with Anjum Choudhury, 'inviting support for ISIS'); R v Shakeel & Others (2008) (the 7/7 London transport bombing). 

Appellate levelR v Kahar [2016] EWCA Crim 568 (guideline case on sentences for preparation of terrorist acts); R v HA [2018] 1 WLR 6105 (definition of “terrorist publication” & freedom of expression). 

High Court proceedings: Terrorism Prevention & Investigations Measures (TPIMs), such as, EB v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2017) (evidence of such a sensitive nature that it was almost exclusively heard in closed proceedings); Radicalisations cases in the High Court Family Division, such as, Re (Children) 2017. Inquests such as the London Bridge Inquests (2019).

Appointments:

  • Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Roster of Criminal Justice Sector Experts dealing with Counter-Terrorism; 

  • Legal Advisory Panel on the People's Review of Prevent.

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