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
This project intends to report the challenges that the undercover policing of protest groups and social movements has posed to those now seeking truth, justice and accountability. And most importantly to ask: What is the scope for change? Is, indeed, any change possible? Can undercover policing be made more accountable, and if so, how?
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.
Lord Justice Pitchford today opened the public inquiry into police spying on justice campaigners and political activists between 1968 and 2010, BBC News reports.
Theresa May ordered the inquiry after it was revealed that undercover police officers had spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence, Labour MPs, trade unionists and justice campaigns such as anti-racism groups.
On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group held the 'Police corruption, spying and racism' conference at Conway Hall, London. The video footage from many of the sessions are now available to view online via Vimeo and are embedded below.