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Human Rights groups seek to build on historic surveillance judgement in fresh Grand Chamber appeal

Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the UK’s historic surveillance regime was illegal, a coalition of Human Rights groups is now asking the Strasbourg Court’s Grand Chamber to go further in its judgement. Last September, after a...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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UK’s mass surveillance ruled unlawful in landmark European Court of Human Rights judgement

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes breached Article 8 ‘The Right to Privacy’ enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the UK’s mass surveillance programmes, revealed by NSA...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
Shami Chakrabarti: director of Liberty
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Liberty and Big Brother Watch back calls for overhaul of State surveillance laws

Civil liberties and Human Rights campaigning organisations Liberty and Big Brother Watch have jointly welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance outlined in the Investigatory Powers Review....
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
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Investigatory Powers Review highlights law that’s “fragmented, obscure and under constant challenge”

This morning in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron published the much-anticipated report of the Investigatory Powers Review. Entitled ‘A Question of Trust’, the document was submitted by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and a debate...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
The Government is facing a challenge from Liberty around the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act
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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge on Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

Liberty’s legal challenge to the UK Government’s surveillance law – on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson – is being heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June. Liberty will argue on Davis and Watson’s behalf that the Data Retention and...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
James Welch of Liberty
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Liberty takes fight against mass surveillance to European Court of Human Rights

Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal’s ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal. Liberty is challenging the Tribunal’s December 2014 judgement that GCHQ’s Tempora...
Posted On 13 Apr 2015