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Year: 2019

Extradition of four individuals could violate human rights as Westminster Magistrates Court rules no effective monitoring of Russian prisons

The Chief Magistrate has ruled that there is no effective independent monitoring of Russian prisons, which has resulted in discharging four individuals facing extradition. The Senior District judge found that there was a real risk of violating the individual’s rights under Article 3 of the European Court of Human Rights if they were extradited due […]

IPT rules by a majority in favour of MI5 in a case raising “one of the most profound issues which can face a democratic society governed by the rule of law”

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (the IPT) has today, by a 3:2 majority, ruled that MI5’s policy authorising the participation of its agents in criminality is lawful. The Tribunal said that the case raised “one of the most profound issues which can face a democratic society governed by the rule of law.” Jonathan Glasson QC and […]