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How do I make 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.

The links on the right hand side enable you to access Human Rights Claim (T1)and Complaints (T2) Forms, along with in-depth information leaflets and instructions on how to sign your forms electronically so they can be submitted to us either by email to or by post.


Hard copies of the leaflet and forms can be obtained by writing to :

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal
PO Box 33220

Or by telephoning 0207 035 3711

The Tribunal will need to disclose personal details such as your address, and date of birth to the organisation about whom you are complaining, so that searches may be conducted


The Tribunal does also require your permission to disclose any further details that may aid the investigation of your complaint. You can give this permission by ticking the box on the form. You do not have to consent, however the Tribunal may not be able to conduct as thorough an investigation if you do not consent to these details being disclosed.

Please complete all requested personal details, then sign and date the form electronically, and check that the conduct you are complaining about relates to one (or more) of the things that the Tribunal can investigate by checking here

Download Forms

The above claim and complaints forms are in Adobe's Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be completed, saved and returned to us via e-mail with a computer. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read and complete the forms (available from the Adobe web site). Alternatively, you can complete the form by hand and post to: The Investigatory Powers Tribunal, PO Box 33220, London, SW1H 9ZQ