Published On: 5th July 2018

The Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) is at a crossroads – these are the words of Sir John Mitting – the Chairman of the Inquiry. On one level he is right, however as many Core Participants to the UCPI note, this is something he has caused.

As a result a number of Core Participants have come together to launch a Judicial Review. They need to raise £5,000 to cover the initial stages of the application. The challenge is centrally against the refusal to appoint a diverse panel to look at the issues of systematic institutionalised racism and sexism, and the invasion of human rights particularly of working class campaigners for social justice.  Can you help?

Core Participants want to properly participate in this Inquiry. They want it to succeed. They want it to be transparent and fair. They feel that there is no option but to issue a legal challenge now.

Please support the financial appeal – the  crowd justice page is here

An article about the issues involved can be found in the the Guardian from Rob Evans.

The challenge is supported by lawyers at Public Interest Law Centre and is being brought by Birnberg Peirce solicitors.