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Publication - Guidance

Covert surveillance and property interference: code of practice

Published: 20 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Law and order
ISBN:
9781788515290

Code of practice issued under section 24 of RIP(S)A which replaces the previous code which came into force in February 2015.

62 page PDF

498.7 kB

62 page PDF

498.7 kB

Contents
Covert surveillance and property interference: code of practice
10. Complaints

62 page PDF

498.7 kB

10. Complaints

10.1. The IPT has jurisdiction to investigate and determine complaints against public authority use of investigatory powers and human rights claims against the security and intelligence agencies. Any complaints about the use of powers as described in this code should be directed to the IPT.

10.2. The IPT is entirely independent from the Scottish and UK Governments and all public authorities who use investigatory powers. It is made up of members of the judiciary and senior members of the legal profession. The IPT can undertake its own enquiries and investigations and can demand access to all information necessary to establish the facts of a claim and to reach a determination.

10.3. This code does not cover the exercise of the IPT’s functions. Should you wish to find out more information about the IPT or make a complaint, then full details of how to do so are available on the IPT website: www.ipt-uk.com. Alternatively information on how to make a complaint can be obtained from the following address:

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal
PO Box 33220
London
SWIH 9ZQ

10.4. If you have received a determination or decision from the IPT that you are not satisfied with then, in certain circumstances, you may have a right of appeal. The IPT will inform you when you have that right of appeal and which court you should apply to in order for your appeal application to be considered.


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