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Tribunal report for 2012

The Tribunal is not obliged by statute to report on its activities but the practice has been to publish its statistics.  The President of the Tribunal is Lord Justice Mummery and Mr. Justice Burton is its Vice-President. In addition, five senior members of the legal profession served on the Tribunal in 2012.

The Tribunal carried forward 47 cases from 2011, received 168 new cases and completed 191.  24 cases were carried forward to 2013. In July the Tribunal published two important rulings the first of which examined the definition of 'surveillance' and then 'covert' within the meaning of the legislation.  The second examined an incidence of covert surveillance taking place without authority but concludes that it was not unlawful. Further information can be found on the Tribunal Rulings page

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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)

ImageNew ruling relating to recording of a voluntary declared interview

Today the Tribunal has published a judgement which declares that the covert making of a recording of a "voluntary.... (26 Jul 13)

ImageTwo new appointments

The IPT have appointed two new judges; Professor Graham Zellick CBE QC and His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC.  The.... (28 Feb 13)

ImageTribunal report for 2012

The Tribunal is not obliged by statute to report on its activities but the practice has been to publish its.... (29 Jan 13)

ImageChanges to local authority use of RIPA

From today (1 November 2012) local authorities are required to obtain judicial approval prior to using covert.... (1 Nov 12)

ImageNew Tribunal rulings published

Today the Tribunal has published two important rulings the first of which examines the definition of 'surveillance' and.... (25 Jul 12)

ImageStatistical Report for 2011

The IPT today published its 2011 figures, to coincide with the publication of the Annual Reports of the Intelligence.... (13 Jul 12)

ImageIPT Annual Report

Today saw the launch at the Chatham House Green Paper consultation event of the inaugural IPT report. It provides more.... (16 Dec 11)

ImageObituary - John McInnes

Sheriff Principal John McInnes QC LLD DL, who died on 12 October 2011 after a short illness, was a member of the.... (29 Oct 11)