Regina (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 director contended that exclusive jurisdiction over such matters had been given to the Security Tribunal.
Held: There were no words to limit the jurisdiction of the tribunal and it had exclusive jurisdiction over the matters it could deal with. The appeal succeeded.


Lord Justice Laws, Lord Justice Rix and Lord Justice Dyson




European Convention on Human Rights 10, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 65(2)(a), Human Rights Act 1998 7(1)(a)


England and Wales


Appeal fromA 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 . .
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Human Rights, Media

Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.332831