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MI5's History

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents the secret MI5 history that was prepared for internal consumption only but which was copied by Blunt. This history of the Security Service was supplied to Guy Liddell, then ... More


Torture

Amos N. Guiora

in Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195340310
eISBN:
9780199867226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Defining limits of coercive interrogation is put to the test when an interrogator is sitting across from someone who is not cooperating and the interrogator knows is in possession of information ... More


The Politics of Justice and Security

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Questions about the desirable extent of political accountability for the actions of those who are in charge of the machinery of justice, and in particular, the mechanisms of prosecution and law ... More


Neutral Attachés in London, September 1943

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reveals that in August 1941, the Security Service presented a memorandum to the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) recommending that the activities of the attachés of neutral countries ... More


The Weimar Police

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Most of the police in Heinrich Himmler's Security Service empire came from the professional police of pre-Nazi Germany. Even though many joined the Nazi Movement, and even became Security ... More


Lord Denning Takes Over

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses the Denning Report. If the Prime Minister was the biggest political casualty of the Denning Report, the Security Service was by some way the greatest beneficiary. This is ... More


The Security Service Mandate

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter traces the steps taken to implement the Stewart Report, and the fresh mandate for the Security Service which it produced. This was the Attlee Directive, a bowdlerized version of which ... More


Circles of Control, Circles of Resistance

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In May 1921, Arabs from the villages on the Sharon plain, north of Tel Aviv, attacked the surrounding Jewish settlements. In Palestinian historical literature, this offensive is considered the ... More


Early SD Membership, 1932–1934

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The most elusive aspect of any organization is its human component. To capture that component, this chapter offers several perspectives on the early members of Germany's Sicherheitsdienst (SD). ... More


Private Security Companies and Other Private Security Service Providers (PSCs) and Environmental Protection in Jus Post Bellum: Policy and Regulatory Challenges

Onita Das and Aneaka Kellayv

in Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace: Clarifying Norms, Principles, and Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198784630
eISBN:
9780191827051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784630.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

A challenge to environmental protection and the jus post bellum framework is the rise in Private Security Companies and other Private Security Service Providers (PSCs). The marked increase in the ... More


The Stewart Report

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins the analysis of the compatibility of government practice with constitutional principle by examining the report of Sir Samuel Findlater Stewart, which had been commissioned in 1944 ... More


Surveillance Methods

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the surveillance methods used by the MI5. It is a curious feature of MI5’s mandate that it included nothing about the methods to be used for the purposes of the defence of the ... More


Conclusion

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This concluding chapter addresses the significance of examining the legal history record to better understand the nature, influences, and values of contemporary institutions. It is important to know, ... More


MI5 Surveillance of Foreign Diplomatic Missions

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0038
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses information regarding MI5 targeting of foreign missions and diplomats. This information revealed that surveillance of the activities of foreign missions in the United Kingdom ... More


Dualism, Exceptionality and the Rule of Law

David G. Lewis

in Russia's New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454766
eISBN:
9781474480611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454766.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the contradictions in Russia’s legal and judicial systems. In many areas of everyday law, the courts worked relatively efficiently, but many high-profile cases were decided ... More


Surveillance Targets

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the targets of surveillance. It examines four groups who were the subject of surveillance during the Cold War: the Communist Party of Great Britain (the CPGB), the peace ... More


Law Enforcement’s Institutional Machinery and the Criminal Process

Lauren A. McCarthy

in Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453892
eISBN:
9781501701375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453892.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter describes Russia’s four law enforcement agencies: the police (Ministerstvo vnutrennykh del, MVD), the Procuracy (Prokuratura), the Federal Security Service (Federal’naia sluzhba ... More


Budapest 1956

Anthony James Joes

in Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124377
eISBN:
9780813134833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124377.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The Budapest uprising of 1956 is unique to other similar upheavals in the sense that there was no revolutionary body that organized and directed it. What served as the spark was when the AVH, the ... More


In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

A. W. Brian Simpson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

During World War II, just under 2,000 British citizens were detained without charge, trial, or term set, under Regulation 18B of the wartime Defence Regulations. Most of these detentions took place ... More


Introduction

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The introduction outlines the overall subject of the book: the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees from Hitler's Germany by MI5 during the period 1933–1950. It broaches the major themes pursued in the ... More


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