3. Schedule 7

Schedule 7 of the 2000 Terrorism Act is a UK police power used to detain and question people entering and exiting the UK.

Schedule 7 has been repeatedly used to detain activists. It is very important that you familiarise yourself with this law, because it is different to most police questioning: you have a right to a solicitor but you do not have a right to remain silent.

Please read this guide by Bristol Defendent Solidarity and the Network for Police Monitoring for more information.

French Law

GBC has much less experience with French law than with UK law. We encourage you to also liaise with local activists, and consider getting advice from a solicitor.

We are very grateful to Paris-Luttes.info as a source for this guide.

Like all of this website, this guide is written by activists with experience of the law, not by lawyers. It is not official legal advice!