This is a summary of key developments in the Eight Women’s case, prepared for attendees of the press conference held on 20 November 2015.
The eight women bringing this legal action are doing so to highlight and prevent the continuation of psychological, emotional and sexual abuse of campaigners and others by undercover police officers.
‘We come from different backgrounds and have a range of political beliefs and interests, and we are united in believing that every woman, and every person, has a right to participate in the struggle for social and environmental justice, without fear of persecution, objectification, or interference in their lives.’ – ‘Where we stand’ Statement.
– High Court permits secrecy – Jan 2013
After appeal in Oct 2013 Tugendhat’s judgement upheld, but that delay removed.
– Response to appeal judgment – Oct 2013
– Women issue legal challenge to NCND in court – June 2014
– Partial NCND victory – Met police finally admit Lambert & Boyling were cops – Aug 2014