Oxford Pro Bono Publico contributes to a major Justice study on the use of intercept evidence
A major study on the use of intercept evidence in common law countries has concluded that the UK's ban on intercept evidence is archaic, unnecessary and counter-productive. The report details how prosecutors in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States regularly use intercept evidence in prosecuting serious organised crime and terrorist offences. It also shows how principles of public interest immunity are used in those countries to protect sensitive intelligence material from being disclosed in criminal proceedings.
The report was supported with research on comparative law by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the international law firm; Bell Gully, a leading New Zealand law firm; and Oxford Pro Bono Publico, a research charity operated by the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford. However, the views in the report are those of JUSTICE.