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Stalling in the Wilson Doctrine debate

A version of this post first appeared on The Conversation blog on 22 October 2015. The so-called Wilson Doctrine, a parliamentary convention which has, for almost fifty years, protected the communications of parliamentarians from interception by the intelligence and security … Continue reading

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Is the Wilson Doctrine dead?

The judgement of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) last week that the so-called Wilson Doctrine has no basis in law and that parliamentarians could not reasonably expect the Doctrine to be applied in practice, have raised further questions about the … Continue reading

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The Wilson doctrine: tapping the telephones of members of parliament

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal will today consider the legality of a convention whereby the communications of parliamentarians¬†may not be subject to interception by the intelligence agencies. In a case brought by the Green MP, Caroline Lucas, the Peer, Jenny Jones, … Continue reading

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