The Liberty request for further information

In response to the draft embargoed judgment that the IPT sent to the parties on June 18, on June 22, 2015, Liberty, The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Canadian Civil Liberties Union, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and The Legal Resources Centre, South Africa sent a letter to the IPT requesting further information on the ground that “the Tribunal’s determinations must be discernable to the Claimants whose rights have been violated and to the public at large.” In addition to seeking information about the GCHQ’s actions in regard to the interception, selection, examination, transmission, and retention of the email communications and associated metadata of The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and The Legal Resources Centre, South Africa, the claimants asked for the laws and policies on which the GCHQ had relied. Although not wishing to delay the issuance of the June 22, 2015 Judgment, the claimants asked the Tribunal to provide “a separate addendum in due course if it considers it appropriate to do so.”

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