The Judgment in the MPs’ challenge

Caroline Lucas MP, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb AM, Geoge Galloway vs. the Security Service, SIS, GCHQ, [2015] UKIPTrib 14_79-CH

On October 14, 2015, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”) rejected Caroline Lucas MP and Baroness Jones’ and former MP George Galloway’s complaints that as a result of the Tempora program, their communications had most likely been and were being illegally intercepted in violation of the Wilson Doctrine. Continue reading The Judgment in the MPs’ challenge

Determinations about the individual Belhadj claimants’ rights

In the Judgment and accompanying Determination of April 29, 2015, the IPT held that Sami al-Saadi was the only claimant whose legal professional privilege had been violated, and that the violation consisted only of the GCHQ’s obtaining and storing two documents containing privileged material. Continue reading Determinations about the individual Belhadj claimants’ rights

The Belhadj Judgment limiting “neither confirm nor deny”

At the open hearing on March 13, the UK took the position that even if it had illegally intercepted the attorney-client communications of Belhaj, al-Saadi and their families, it was entitled to keep that fact secret from the families, their attorneys and the public. Continue reading The Belhadj Judgment limiting “neither confirm nor deny”

Orders and proceedings in Belhadj

The government invoked national security concerns to resist disclosure of GCHQ’s, MI5’s and MI6’s policies. However, two hours before a scheduled hearing before the IPT on November 6, 2014, the government produced extracts of top secret guidelines showing that the UK intelligence services had been intercepting attorney-client communications. Continue reading Orders and proceedings in Belhadj

The Belhadj complaint about interception and use of attorney-client communications

Belhadj et al. v. Security Service, et al., Case No. IPT/13/132-9/H

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Challenge to Bulk Personal Datasets

Privacy International v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for the Home Department, Government Communications Headquarters, Security Service, and Secret Intelligence Service

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