Implementation Guide

The Implementation Guide considers the process of conducting communications surveillance—whether justified by law enforcement, national security, intelligence gathering, or something else—in relation to the Principles. The Guide draws on existing human rights jurisprudence and is divided into five parts: the government’s application to conduct surveillance, judicial consideration of the application, the commission of the surveillance, appeals and remedies, and international cooperation. It is buttressed by implementing examples throughout, and bounded by a section of defined  terminology and appendices which give examples and checklists for government agents, judges, and lawyers who are involved in the communications surveillance process.