HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INC & ORS - and - THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE & ORS

IPT/15/165/CH, IPT/15/166/CH, IPT/15/167/CH, IPT/15/168/CH, IPT/15/169/CH, IPT/15/172/CH, IPT/15/173/CH, IPT/15/174/CH, IPT/15/175/CH, IPT/15/176/CH

This is a judgment of preliminary issues in respect of the complaints by ten Claimants, including Human Rights Watch ("the Ten"). It arises out of a worldwide campaign by Privacy International. The Tribunal ruled on issues including jurisdiction which will be applied to all remaining campaign related complaints. In respect of any asserted belief that any conduct falling within s.68(5) of RIPA has been carried out by or on behalf of any of the Intelligence Services, a complainant must show that there is a basis for such belief, so that he may show that he is potentially at risk of being subjected to such conduct. Further such a claimant must show in respect of such a complaint that he is or was at a material time present in the United Kingdom.

Judgment dated : 16 May 16

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