Who we are and what we do.

The Tribunal is a court which investigates and determines complaints of unlawful use of covert techniques by public authorities infringing our right to privacy and claims against intelligence or law enforcement agency conduct which breaches a wider range of human rights.

How to submit a complaint

If you believe that you have a complaint or a Human Rights Claim against any of the Intelligence Agencies or public authorities with intrusive powers then you are in the right place.


16 May 2016 - Human Rights Watch Inc & Ors
The Tribunal has today handed down its judgment of preliminary issues in respect of the complaints by ten Claimants, including Human Rights Watch (“the Ten”) arising out of the worldwide campaign by Privacy International.

20 Apr 2016 - IPT report 2011-15
The Tribunal has today published its report for the period 2011-15. This can be downloaded from this website and is found in the additional section.

20 Apr 2016 - Tribunal judgment
Tribunal today hands down judgment in News Group Newspapers Limited and Others v.s The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. See Judgment Section

15 Apr 2016 - Public hearing
The Tribunal is hearing Privacy International and Others in a matter relating to complaints arising from their online campaign. The Tribunal is sitting in court 27 of the Rolls Building 15/04/16

14 Oct 2015 - Caroline Lucas MP, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb AM, George Galloway
The Tribunal heard and resolved issues relating to the status, meaning and effect of what has been called the Harold Wilson Doctrine, or the Wilson Doctrine, originating in the statement in the House of Commons on 17 November 1966 by the Rt Hon Harold Wilson, the then Prime Minister. The Tribunal made declarations that the Wilson Doctrine applies only to targeted, and not incidental, interception of Parliamentary communications, but that it has no legal effect, save that in practice the Security and Intelligence Agencies must comply with their own Guidance, which has now been disclosed in the Judgment

6 Feb 2015 - Tribunal
The Tribunal has handed down judgement in relation to the regime governing the soliciting, receiving, storing and transmitting by UK authorities of private communications in a case brought against the intelligence agencies in respect of alleged interception activity involving UK and US access to communications. The Complainants are Liberty, Privacy International, Amnesty International and seven overseas human rights groups

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