Monthly Archives: November 2013

Women face fresh legal battle over secrecy

This legal action against the police (brought by women who were deceived into long-term intimate relationships with undercover officers) will face a new fight against secrecy later this month, just days after a year-long fight against human rights claims going to a secret court. Later this month the women will face an attempt by the […]

Metropolitan Police criticised for what they are “putting the victims through” in court battles

Jenny Jones of the London Assembly this week heavily criticised the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe over the Met’s handling of this case and the entire issue. The following points of her criticism are worth noting: The commissioner constantly assures the people elected to scrutinise him that he wants as much transparency on […]

Statement re today’s Appeal judgment

Below is the full text of a public statement from three of the women in this case. These three women, alongside three other claimants, appealed against their human rights claims being sent to a secret court. This statement is in response to the judgment on that appeal as handed down today at 10.30am, and it […]

Appeal over secret court – judgment expected 10.30am Tues 5 November

Further to the Court of Appeal hearing last month (over whether the human rights claims of three of the women will be heard only by a secret court), we’ve heard that the Appeal judgment will be handed down at 10.30am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 5 November 2013) . At that point the three women will issue […]

The case so far – twists and turns – UPDATED

Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported the case so far. Even though it’s still in its early days it’s turned into a complex legal battle. With every twist and turn the real issues could get obscured, so we’ve written this brief update of where things stand. Here are the key developments so far: 1. […]