Global Legal Post reports:
The District Court of The Hague has ruled that surveillance of lawyers by intelligence agencies constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights and orders the State to stop all surveillance of lawyers’ communications.
The Court was questioned on the legality of eavesdropping on lawyers’ calls and communications by domestic intelligence agencies in a challenge brought against the Dutch State by the law firm Prakken d’Oliveira, the Dutch Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NVSA), and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). In its verdict, the Court recognised that the ability to communicate confidentially with a lawyer is a fundamental right which is currently being breached by Dutch surveillance policy.
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