A v B; Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service: Admn 4 Jul 2008

The claimant a retired senior officer in the intelligence services wished to publish a book of his memoirs. He was refused permission for his duty of confidentiality, and said that this infringed his human rights. The Director denied his right to take the case before the court saying that it was to be heard by the Security Commissioner who had exclusive jurisdiction.
Held: Where the issue regarded human rights the Security Commissioner did not have an exclusive jursdiction. Nothing in the section that indicated that the tribunal was to have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with matters raised in complaints for which the tribunal was the appropriate forum.

Collins J
[2008] EWHC 1512 (Admin), Times 05-Aug-2008, [2008] 4 All ER 511, [2008] ACD 76
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 65(2)
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromRegina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service CA 18-Feb-2009
The director appealed against a finding that the court did have jurisdiction to determine whether its order preventing a restriction on publication of a book by a former member of the security services had infringed his right of free speech. The . .
Appeal fromA v B CA 18-Feb-2009
The claimant a former senior member of the Security Services sought to challenge a decision refusing permission to pulish his memoirs in full. The respondent argues that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal had exclusive jurisdiction. The respondent . .
At First InstanceA, Regina (on The Application of) v B; Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service SC 9-Dec-2009
B, a former senior member of the security services wished to publish his memoirs. He was under contractual and statutory obligations of confidentiality. He sought judicial review of a decision not to allow him to publish parts of the book, saying it . .

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Armed Forces, Human Rights, Media

Leading Case

Updated: 12 November 2021; Ref: scu.270617