Monthly Archives: March 2016

Brief Summary of Public Inquiry Secrecy Hearing

This week, on 22nd & 23rd of March, Pitchford heard arguments around how much secrecy there should be at the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing. Full transcripts of the day one and day two are available. The hearing started with a lively demonstration outside the court, with singing and chanting about stopping secrecy, the police’s […]

Open Inquiry, Open Justice – A guide to submission to the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing

We have produced a guide to the submission by non-police non-state Core Participants to the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing, in response to police and state requests for secrecy.  Consisting of quotes from the submission itself, it can be found here: Open Inquiry Open Justice guide to NPSCP submission. On 22-23 March 2016 a crucial […]

Public asking Police to come clean ahead of hearing next week

People are showing their solidarity to those fighting to keep the public inquiry PUBLIC, and asking the police to COME CLEAN over abuses. To do this, they are sharing photos of themselves on social media. This is response to the call out by Cardiff against Police Spies and is in the lead up to the […]

Write to your MP about Home Office support for Police’s request for secrecy

The Home Office has supported the Police’s request for secrecy in the Public Inquiry at the forth coming hearing. We urge you to write to your MP to back the arguments that the Inquiry should stay public, and to make representations to the Secretary of State. Below is a short and long version of a […]

“The primary position of open justice”: submissions opposing blanket secrecy go live

In advance of next week’s crucial hearing, over how ‘public’ the public inquiry into undercover policing will be, a joint submission by the non-police non-state Core Participants – that is, by people who know they suffered damage by the undercover units – has gone live on the Public Inquiry website (as submitted on 11 March). […]