Monthly Archives: November 2012

Women outraged by Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s comments to Home Affairs Select Committee

For the eight women taking out legal action against the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Hogan-Howe’s comments to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 27 November in which he states it is ‘almost inevitable’ that undercover officers will have sex with those they target is both outrageous and alarming. Although claiming not to condone […]

High Court hearing 21.11.12 – 23.11.12

Over the last two and a half days, the High Court has considered the police’s application to hide the women’s claims in the IPT. The judge has now retired to consider the issues raised and has not yet indicated when the judgement is likely to be handed down. We will publicise the date when known. […]

Statement condemning the Metropolitan Police’s attempt to have case heard in secret

“The police cannot be permitted to hide behind the cloak of secrecy, when they have been guilty of one of the most intrusive and complete invasions of privacy that can be imagined.” The approach of the Metropolitan Police to the litigation has been obstructive from the outset, refusing to provide any substantive response to the […]

Press Release: Met Police try to have Women’s Case Heard in Secret

19 November 2012 Undercover policing legal case: •    Metropolitan Police slammed for secret tribunal bid •    High Court hearing to start Wednesday 21 November On Wednesday 21 November 2012 at the High Court, the legal action against the Metropolitan Police over undercover policing will have its first day in court. Lawyers for the claimants will […]

Women’s Hour – BBC radio 4

A discussion on issues raised by the current legal proceedings against the Metropolitan Police took place on the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour programme, broadcast on Tuesday 6th November 2012.  The programme gives some background to the case, and features a debate with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and Jan Berry, former Chair of the […]