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What the Tribunal can investigate

The Tribunal can investigate any event that you believe has taken place against you, your property or your communications, as long as it relates to a power held by the organisation about whom you are complaining under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA, 2000).

The Tribunal can investigate complaints about any alleged conduct by, or on behalf of, the Intelligence Services - the Security Service (sometimes called MI5), the Secret Intelligence Service (sometimes called MI6) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).

The scope of conduct the IPT can investigate concerning the Intelligence Agencies is much broader than it is with regard to the other public authorities. The IPT is the only Tribunal to whom complaints about the Intelligence Services can be directed


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