Covert Policing Law Blog

Essays on Surveillance Law

An Informer v A Chief Constable: a Source of real concern

Judgment in the recent case of An Informer v A Chief Constable [2012] EWCA Civ 197 appears to have been published with relatively little controversy. This is surprising, not because it is the principal judgment on the scope of the polices’ duty of care to Covert Human...

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The Decline of the Presumption of Innocence

The presumption of innocence finds its evolutionary origins as a constitutional right in chapters 39 and 40 of the Magna Carta. Lord Bingham said that these provisions of our earliest human rights charter “have the power to make the blood race”. Cast an eye over the...

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Domestic Violence and Threats to Life

The following appeared in the Times on-line, on 14 April 2011, Beaten Women, why the Police do need Training: The speech by Keir Starmer,QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions about the extent of domestic violence — two women are killed a week — is groundbreaking and...

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