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LONDON, April 10. /TASS/. Amnesty International, Liberty and Privacy International have announced taking the British Government to the European Court of Human Rights over its indiscriminate mass surveillance practices, Amnesty International said on Friday.
"The legal challenge is based on documents made available by the whistle-blower Edward Snowden which revealed mass surveillance practices taking place on an industrial scale," Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International said the organizations had filed the joint application to the Strasbourg Court last week after Britain's Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled that the UK legal regime for the government’s mass surveillance practices was compliant with human rights.
"The UK government’s surveillance practices have been allowed to continue unabated and on an unprecedented scale, with major consequences for people’s privacy and freedom of expression. No-one is above the law and the European Court of Human Rights now has a chance to make that clear," said Nick Williams, Amnesty International’s Legal Counsel.
In 2013 former FBI contractor Edward Snowden leaked to the media a number of documents revealing details of a global surveillance apparatus run by the US National Security Agency in close cooperation with the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.