Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals): The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

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Routledge, Jun 10, 2016 - History - 304 pages

This prize-winning book, first published in 1991, provides a detailed legal account of the development of the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989. In particular, the Espionage section (s.1) of this criminal law is analysed carefully, illustrated by leading cases of UK spies prosecuted under this section, particularly during the 1980’s — including MI5 officer Michael Bettaney and Geoffrey Prime who worked at GCHQ. The author also examines problems of evidence in espionage prosecutions, and the consent of the Attorney-General in cases under the Official Secrets Acts. This book remains the definitive treatise on the UK Official Secrets Acts, especially concerning the espionage provisions.

 

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Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
More recent analyses of the Official Secrets Acts 19111989
The consent of the AttorneyGeneral to prosecutions under
Problems of evidence
Espionage and secrecy today
Authors postscript
The basic court system in England and Wales
The Security Service Act 1989
List of Abbreviations
List of Statutes
Bibliography
Index

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