Tribunal: British Secret Service does not act in breach of human rights




The scale of British espionage inlichtigendienst GCHQ is not in conflict with human rights. Which held a British human rights tribunal, in a case brought by Amnesty include, Privacy International and the ACLU.

GCHQ British-based Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which handles complaints about the actions of the secret services, the actions of the British Secret Service considers not violate human rights or British law. That writes the Guardian. Some civil rights organizations had filed a complaint.

The Tribunal notes that “the impression was created” by the secret services and everything just may have carte blanche. “We are pleased that this is not so,” said the tribunal. Nevertheless, the Tribunal discussed whether the communication of civil rights organizations is wrongly intercepted, as they feared.

The IPT has never upheld a complaint in its fourteen years of existence. Also it is not possible to appeal to the tribunal, though it still complainants appealed to the European Court of Justice. The case is separate from the complaint that the Dutch hosting provider Host Green along with a number of other organizations in the IPT filed ; That case is still pending.


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