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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