Investigatory Powers Bill

Explanatory Notes

Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights

595 The Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

ʺIn my view the provisions of the Investigatory Powers Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.ʺ

596 The Government has published a separate ECHR memorandum which explains its assessment of the compatibility of the Bill's provisions with the Convention rights; the memorandum is available on the Home Office website.


Prepared 18th May 2016