Will McMahon has been left profoundly uncomfortable by the revelations in our latest briefing
This briefing explores the police response to serious questions about the rationale, legitimacy and conduct of their undercover operations in political groups and protest movements, and the progress of the public inquiry into this matter
The police are building a near 'impenetrable wall of silence' around some of their most secret and harmful practices, according to a new report out today (Tuesday 24 October). The report shows that over six years on from revelations about police infiltration of political activist groups, and more than two years since the establishment of a public inquiry to investigate their activity, little more has come to light about undercover policing practices.
The public inquiry into undercover policing needs to listen to the voices of those who were spied on by the police, argues Raphael Schlembach
With the Undercover Policing Inquiry mired in delay and controversy, Stafford Scott asks if it will ever uncover the truth
The undercover policing of political protest groups and social movements has generated urgent questions. But thus far few answers, argues Helen Mills
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.
The conference focused on two main themes:
Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April 2016, the Centre's co-sponsored conference 'Subversion, sabotage, and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK' took place.
Video footage from the entire conference can now be viewed online here.
The conference focused on two main issues:
An impressive line up of speakers including politicians, activists and academics discussed the role and impact of undercover policing and the surveillance of protest groups and 'suspect communities' at our conference this weekend, organised in collaboration with The Monitoring Group.
An article about our forthcoming conference on police spying and state racism appeared in The Guardian today.
The two-day conference, on 16 and 17 April, will hear from a number speakers, including Baroness Doreen Lawrence and John McDonnell MP, who will examine the role and impact of undercover policing and the surveillance of campaign groups.