Undercover Policing

Undercover Policing

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There needs to be a fundamental review of the law governing undercover police operations, including the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The Committee recommends the publication of a consultation paper before the next election, with a view to publishing draft legislation at the beginning of the next Parliament. The Committee finds that there is an unsatisfactory degree of ambiguity in the current legal framework governing undercover operations and that the current legislation qfails adequately to safeguard the fundamental rights of the individuals affectedq. The use of the identities of dead children to create cover identities for undercover officers could potentially have put bereaved families at risk. There should be a full and unambiguous apology from the forces concerned to the families and the practice should never be followed in future. Operation Herne, which is investigating these allegations, has already cost Ap1.2million and has not yet made any arrests. It should be brought to a conclusion as swiftly as possible, so that families and victims involved can achieve closureMark Kennedy: I loved her more than anybody I have ever loved. ... Q223 Chair: It is, but did you leave her because you were ordered to leave her? ... One of the points that we have heard from the women is that these relationships lasted for a long time, and, besides what has ... with the anti-fascist group who would target people involved in the right wing and would cause quite serious criminal damage , anbsp;...

Title:Undercover Policing
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2013-03-01


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