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The Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Welcome to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) website. The IPT exists to investigate complaints about the potential conduct of various public bodies, in relation to you, your property or communications.

This site explains the functions, structure and jurisdiction of the Tribunal and provides contact details should you need further information or wish to make a complaint.

The IPT was established in October 2000, as a result of the enactment of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA, 2000). The IPT can consider complaints about the use of a number of intrusive powers used by intelligence services, law enforcement agencies and public authorities.

Biographies of the 8 Tribunal members can be found here

This website is intended to provide support to the work of the Tribunal. We are always keen to hear how it can be improved, so please contact us should you have any suggestions.


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ImageAppointment Mr Justice Burton

HM The Queen has appointed Mr Justice Burton as President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal for five years until.... (13 Oct 13)

ImageRetirement The Rt Hon Lord Justice Mummery

Sir John Mummery retires today after more than 13 years as President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. As the first.... (5 Sep 13)

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ImageKey IPT Rulings

One of the most informative ways to learn about the Tribunal is through reading rulings published in the grid below,.... (14 Mar 14)


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