Tag Archives: IPT

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. […]

Appeal against secret court – 15 & 16 October 2013

Press Release – 8 October 2013 Claimants fight for human rights cases to be heard in open court, not in secret tribunal Last chance to ensure press and public scrutiny of Mark Kennedy’s police commanders over Human Rights Act abuses, amid judge’s “alarming” James  Bond  reference On 15 and 16 October 2013 the Appeal Court will hear […]

Explaining the judgment over secret tribunal by Harriet Wistrich

AKJ and others v The Commissioner of Police and others This summary sets out what the judgment means and what implications it has for the case of the eight women (and others); Harriet Wistrich is solicitor for the eight claimants. Background Birnberg Peirce represent eight women who are bringing claims against the police but only […]

Outrage as High Court Permits Secrecy over Undercover Policing

The High Court has today granted an application by the Metropolitan Police for a secret hearing over the claims brought against them under the Human Rights Act, arising from undercover officers engaging in intimate long term relationships with women whilst undercover.  The Claimants, who were involved in protest movements, were deceived into intimate sexual relationships […]