The European Court of Human Rights is an international court established in 1959. The Court adjudicates individual or State applications claiming that the civil and political rights set forth in the European Convention on Human Rights have been violated. This time the court is set to hear a large-scale case, namely Big Brother Watch v. The United Kingdom, over intelligence sharing, the bulk interception of communications, and the obtaining of communications data from communications service providers under the mass surveillance regime of the United Kingdom.

This year, The European Court of Human Rights will conduct an in-depth examination of a variety of controversial issues. It is undeniable that the nature and vastness of internet surveillance is expanding at an unpredictable pace. Will this spark new concerns for human rights? In the 11th addition of Model Courts of Justice, we will be answering this question in our courtroom proceedings.