The Court of Appeal has held that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal is immune from judicial review.
Privacy International had sought to challenge the Tribunal’s decision as to the lawfulness of warrants issued under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, s 5. However, both the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal decided that, as a preliminary issue, that the ouster clause in s 67(8) of the 2000 Act had the effect of preventing a judicial review claim being brought against the Tribunal.
Jonathan Glasson QC was instructed in the appeal by the IPT.
The judgment is available here.