Christopher Alder: 20 years on

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the unlawful killing of Christopher Alder in a police station in Hull. 

His sister, Janet Alder, has spent the subsequent years campaigning to bring the circumstances of his death to light. She has, as a consequence, been the victim of police surveillance by Humberside police. It was only officially confirmed to Janet that she had been under surveillance after the...

20 March 2018

Subversion, sabotage, and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK

Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April 2016, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies co-sponsored the 'Subversion, sabotage, and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK' conference in London, alongside The Monitoring Group, Tottenham Rights, and Imran Khan and Partners. 

The conference focused on two main themes:


Under attack we fight back

On Sunday, 7 June a meeting is being held for supporters of the Mark Duggan campaign for justice to discuss the role of Operation Trident in Duggan's death and wider issues of police corruption and malpractice.


28 May 2015

Preparing for the Inquiry into police spying

On Wednesday 25 March 2015, The Monitoring Group, in collaboration with the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, held a meeting to discuss how to ensure that the judge led inquiry into police spying meets the needs and demands of the victims of police actions.

Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group has written about the Inquiry and established a...