Dear Supporter, please join us for this if you can
Monday 18th September
9.00am (hearing 10am)
Fleetbank House, 4-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
At the hearing for the Human Rights Case brought by Kate Wilson against the Metropolitan Police and Association of Chief Police Officers
If successful, this action stands to clarify that relationships between undercover police and members of the public are unlawful. This would be a huge step in protecting the rights of us all to campaign without fear of abuse. Come and join us in solidarity.
Kate Wilson is one of 8 women who received a historic apology from the Metropolitan Police after being deceived into an intimate relationship with an undercover police officer. She is now courageously challenging the police under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The case is being held at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
At this hearing the police may attempt to impose limitations on the case, or even try to have it thrown out altogether. We will be standing together with Kate, and for freedom and justice, in demanding the case proceed without imitations.
Kate Wilson said; “Article 3 of The ECHR refers to the right to live without being tortured or subjected to inhuman or degrading treatments. The Metropolitan police, themselves told me in a public apology that what happened to me was abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong and a gross violation of personal dignity and integrity and that it caused significant trauma. Yet no clear, legally binding limits have been imposed on the kind of relationships officers form while undercover. We need clarity to protect the public from anything like this ever happening again.”
Her claim seeks a declaration that her rights under Articles 3, 8, 10, 11 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) were violated. It is also seeking a declaration that the legal frame work of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) has neither sufficient clarity nor sufficient safeguards that might make RIPA authorisations of undercover policing operations be “in accordance with the law”. Read more about the case at https://policespiesoutoflives.org.uk/human-rights-case/human-rights-pleadings/
Hope to see you there!