Tribunal rules GCHQ intelligence-sharing unlawful
In its second judgment in Liberty and others v GCHQ and others, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal today declared that the legal framework governing the UK intelligence services’ receipt of communications intercepted by the NSA violated Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The ruling marks the first time the Tribunal – which considers complaints brought against GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 – has found against the intelligence agencies in its 15-year history.
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Eric Metcalfe acted for Liberty, the American Civil Liberties Union, and five other international human rights organisations that brought a joint complaint against the intelligence services in 2013 alleging unlawful surveillance and intelligence-sharing following publication of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.