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Day: 2 March 2018

Petition of Carles Puigdemont to the UN Human Rights Committee

Ben Emmerson QC of Matrix Chambers submits petition to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to allegations that Spain has violated Carles Puigdemont’s right to participate in political life by forcing him into exile in Belgium. Ben Emmerson QC said today: “The pro-independence Catalan political leaders are ready to enter talks with Madrid, in order […]

Home Secretary publishes previously secret Direction to the Intelligence Services Commissioner and Investigatory Powers Commissioner

The Home Secretary yesterday published a previously secret Direction to the Intelligence Services Commissioner and Investigatory Powers Commissioner. The Direction requires the Commissioner to “keep under review the application of the Security Service guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them”.  The Direction is the […]