Undercover police: Women lose fight to have their cases heard in public ~ HEATHER SAUL, The Independent.
A group of women who claim they were tricked into forming relationships with undercover police officers have lost their fight to have their cases heard in public.
A ruling was today backed by the Court of Appeal that the women’s claims their human rights were breached must be heard in a private court, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).
In January, Mr Justice Tugendhat gave permission for the cases to brought under common law by 10 women and one man, who are seeking compensation for emotional trauma allegedly caused by officers infiltrating environmental activist groups.
But he said that claims brought under the Human Rights Act against the Metropolitan Police and South Wales Police should be determined by the IPT, which holds a number of hearings in private and has no obligation to…
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