Access to Justice for Communications Surveillance and Interception

Authors Quirine Eijkman
Published in Utrecht Law Review
Publication date 2018
Type Article


By analysing intelligence-gathering reform legislation this article discusses access to justice for communications interception by the intelligence and security services. In the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, sophisticated oversight systems for bulk communications surveillance are being established across the globe. In the Netherlands prior judicial consent and a binding complaint procedure have been established. However, although checks and balances for targeted communications interference have been created, accountability mechanisms are less equipped to effectively remedy indiscriminate interference. Therefore, within the context of mass communications surveillance programs, access to justice for complainants remains a contentious issue.

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Language English
Published in Utrecht Law Review
Key words security and justice, security services, intelligence services, communications surveillance programs
Page range 116-127

Quirine Eijkman

Querine Eijkman | Researcher | Research group Access to Justice

Quirine Eijkman

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  • Research group: Access to Justice