Richard Yorke


Richard Yorke is a human rights barrister and practices from Coram Chambers, London. He trained at Garden Court Chambers and is a member of Chatham House and the Bar Human Rights Committee. Richard previously worked at the OHCHR and is currently undertaking research in privacy, technology, and surveillance at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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Silencing the Canary: the lawfulness of the U.K. Investigatory Powers Bill’s secrecy provisions under the ECHR

Following the Snowden revelations in 2013 concerning the complicity of the tech industry in widespread electronic government surveillance in the U.S., tech companies have individually and collectively become increasingly active as advocates of privacy and free speech rights, culminating in legal challenges to government electronic surveillance. Since the dropping by the U.S. Department of Justice…

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