The IPT’s determination about the individual Liberty claimants’ rights

In its Judgment of April 29, 2015 in Belhadj & Ors. [2015] UKIPTrib13_132-H, the IPT ruled that individual claimants are entitled to learn that their rights were violated. Continue reading The IPT’s determination about the individual Liberty claimants’ rights

RIPA and the ECHR’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of nationality

Article 14 of the ECHR prohibits discriminating against people in regard to their enjoyment of the rights and freedoms provided by the Convention “on any ground such as sex, race, color, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, birth or other status.” Continue reading RIPA and the ECHR’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of nationality

The IPT’s ruling about the ECHR’s “accordance with law” requirement

The IPT ruled in its December 5, 2014 Judgment in the Liberty challenge,  that “there are very substantial published procedures in s. 15 [of RIPA] and the [Interception of Communications] Code [of Practice]” pertaining to the treatment of intercepted communications and metadata. Continue reading The IPT’s ruling about the ECHR’s “accordance with law” requirement

RIPA and the ECHR’s “accordance with law” requirements

In assessing Liberty et al’s challenge to Tempora, the IPT also considered whether, apart from s.16, RIPA‘s 8(4) regime conforms to the Weber requirements established in the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence for satisfying the “accordance with law” requirement of Article 8(2) of the ECHR. Continue reading RIPA and the ECHR’s “accordance with law” requirements