Policy paper

Proscribed terrorist groups or organisations

List of terrorist groups or organisations banned under UK law, and details of proscription criteria.



This document lists the extremist groups or organisations banned under UK law, and provides the criteria that are considered when deciding whether or not to proscribe a group or organisation.

We have also published a guide for people who work overseas in areas affected by terrorist activity on operating within counter-terrorism legislation.

Published 12 July 2013
Last updated 26 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Section on Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah (Hamas) - proscription extended November 2021 has been added.

  2. Updated the organisations proscribed number, 77 to 78, and the jail sentence increased from 10 to 14 years.

  3. Added 'The Base' to list of proscribed organisations.

  4. Updated proscribed terrorist organisations guidance for use on or after 23 April 2021.

  5. Updated list of proscribed organisations.

  6. Replaced with an updated list.

  7. Updated proscribed terrorist groups or organisations.

  8. Guidance document updated.

  9. New list of organisations uploaded.

  10. Updated guidance.

  11. Information updated.

  12. List updated to include Scottish Dawn and NS131.

  13. Updated list published.

  14. Updated list published.

  15. List updated

  16. Updated list published.

  17. Updated document.

  18. Updated list published.

  19. Updated document

  20. Updated list published.

  21. Updated list published.

  22. Latest version published.

  23. Updated list published.

  24. Updated list published.

  25. List updated.

  26. List of proscribed terror groups and organisations updated.

  27. List updated.

  28. List of proscribed organisations updated.

  29. Replaced attachment - new version of the proscribed list (coming into force 19 July) substituted

  30. First published.