Tag Archives: human rights

New undercover guidelines contain absurd get-out-clause

The College of Policing published a draft ‘Authorised Professional Practice’ for Undercover Police. This is the first time that such Guidelines have been published, and it is welcome as previously the world of undercover policing has been completely opaque. It should be recognised, however, that  they have been forced to publish it by huge pressure […]

PRESS RELEASE: Court to hear issues against Met police over SDS deployments, as women issue legal challenge to NCND

* Women’s legal action over undercover relationships * Court hearing 5-6 June 2014, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London On Thursday 5 June and Friday 6 June 2014, the main issues in a case against the Metropolitan Police over undercover relationships will be laid out for the first time in open court. The High Court […]

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 […]

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. […]

Legal action against Metropolitan Police

Eight women deceived into long term intimate relationships with five separate undercover officers commence unprecedented claim against police Birnberg Peirce and partners have commenced legal action against the Metropolitan Police on behalf of eight women who were deceived into having long term intimate relationships with undercover police officers. The five undercover officers* were all engaged […]