Tag Archives: Harriet Wistrich

Public Inquiry Progress Briefing

We have written a Progress Briefing on the Inquiry into Undercover Policing. Below is the introduction, written by Harriet Wistrich, Solicitor for the Eight Women Case. The briefing is downloadable here: Inquiry Progress Nov16. When the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced in parliament on 6 March 2014 that she was persuaded of the need […]

‘Undercover policing, democracy and human rights’ seminar

When: Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 5-7pm Where: Lecture Theatre A, Roscoe Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL The Undercover Policing Inquiry was appointed following revelations that undercover police officers kept lawful political campaigns under surveillance, assumed the identities of deceased children and deceived women into having sexual relationships. This Manchester School […]

Watch: Police corruption, spying and racism conference

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group held the Police corruption, spying and racism conference at Conway Hall, London. The video footage from many of the sessions is now available to view here. A summary of the Twitter coverage of Day 1 and Day 2 of the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Metropolitan Police confirm identity of undercover officers following legal challenge by women

Press release on behalf of women deceived by undercover police – issued by Birnberg Peirce and partners, 14 August 2014 The Metropolitan Police have formally confirmed, for the first time, the identities of two undercover police officers serving in the much criticised, highly secretive, Special Demonstration Squad. This followed an application made by a group […]

PRESS RELEASE: Met police admit for first time in legal case that undercover officers in intimate sexual relationships are not appropriate

At a High Court Hearing today, 6 June 2014, the Met police were finally forced to admit that if the claims brought by eight women, who alleged they were in long term intimate relationships, are true then such relationships would not have been justified as an undercover police tactic. Mr Justice Bean was hearing an […]