Court: Some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate convention

Judges at Strasbourg’s European Court declared today that “some aspects of UK surveillance regimes violate human rights laws.” The ruling came in a judgement on the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15).

United Kingdom: Human rights commissioner urges independent inquiry into counterterrorism abuses

“A new and full inquiry can ensure all necessary lessons of the past are learned,” writes Dunja Mijatović in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “It would also send out a positive signal to other Council of Europe member states facing similar challenges, a number of which are also still to provide a full account of their involvement in rendition and secret detention programmes in the post-9/11 era.”

United Kingdom: Court rejects complaint frpm Isaiah Haastrup’s father

The case concerned a 12-month-old baby, Isaiah Haastrup, who has been on hospital life-support since birth.

United Kingdom: Court hearing on ‘Snowden’ bulk interception of external communications

Later today, a hearing opens at Strasbourg’s European Court into three complaints against the United Kingdom, triggered by the leak of the electronic surveillance information by Edward Snowden.

United Kingdom: Court to announce ruling on murder suspect’s challenge to USA extradition

The case concerns the extradition of British national Phillip Harkins to the United States of America (USA) to face trial for first-degree murder.