I lectured last week to the Hart judicial review conference on recent cases¬†concerning terrorism and surveillance.¬† Most (though not all) are judicial review cases.
Attached, in case of interest to any law students, practising lawyers or others, are:
Also of possible interest to lawyers is this video of a webcast I did for the International Bar Association on 30 November: it is a long interview by a BBC journalist, interspersed with questions from around the world, which touches on legal issues in terrorism, extremism and surveillance.
You can read a shortened version of the interview here.
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 became law on 29 November, when it received Royal Assent.¬† It¬†will be brought into force in stages over (I assume) the coming months.
The Act gets the big things right. Read more…
Between November 2015 and February 2016 three parliamentary committees, comprising 25¬†MPs and 9 members of the House of Lords,¬†scrutinised the draft¬†Investigatory Powers Bill, which was based¬†in part on my Report, A Question of Trust.
The main scrutiny was given by¬†the¬†Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill,¬†whose 14 members were drawn from both Houses of Parliament. Read more…
This article, with headline comments on the Investigatory Powers Bill, appeared in¬†the Daily¬†Telegraph on the day after the Bill was launched.
To help track the Bill, a¬†basic guide to the parliamentary process is here.