Equality & Diversity

IPT Statement on Equality and Diversity

Relevant Primary Legislation

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2018

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (‘RIP(S)A’)

The Human Rights Act 1998

The Police Act 1997

The Intelligence Services Act 1994

The Security Service Act 1989


Investigatory Powers Act 2016

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IP Act)

Commencement Order 1

Commencement Order 2

Commencement Order 2 Amended

Commencement Order 3

Commencement Order 4

Commencement Order 5

Commencement Order 6

Commencement Order 7

Relevant Secondary Legislation

Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 2665 [see below under Part IV, and under Rules]

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000

Statutory Instrument 2010 No.521 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010”

Statutory Instrument 2010 No.480 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2010”

Scottish Statutory Instrument 2010 No.350 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices etc and Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2010”

NI Statutory Rule 2002 No.292 “Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002”

Codes of Practice

Current Codes of Practice

RIP(S)A Scottish Codes of Practice

Covert Surveillance

Covert Human Intelligence Sources

Independent Oversight

Interception of Communications Commissioner

Intelligence Services Commissioner

Chief Surveillance Commissioner

Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Parliamentary Oversight

Intelligence and Security Committee

Other Complaints Bodies

Information Commissioner’s Office

The Adjudicator’s Office

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Local Government Ombudsman

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

European Court of Human Rights

Last updated: 5 Jul 16