Undercover Policing Inquiry

Getting to the truth of undercover policing and providing recommendations for the future

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Undercover Policing Inquiry

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Current status

Current status

The Inquiry’s opening statement hearings and Tranche 1 (Phase 1) evidence hearings took place from Monday 2 November 2020 to Thursday 19 November 2020. The evidence hearings covered the early years of Special Demonstration Squad deployments. Recordings, transcripts and other associated publications can be found on the respective hearing day pages.

As part of the Tranche 1 (Phase 1) evidence hearings, the Inquiry published over 1,000 documents, which can be view on the ‘Published evidence’ page along with corresponding open grounds schedules.

The Tranche 1 (Phase 2) evidence hearings are due to take place from 21 April to 14 May 2021. A directions hearing to discuss arrangements for these hearings took place on 26 January 2021.

The Tranche 1 (Phase 3) evidence hearings are due to start on 05 October 2021.

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Why is the Inquiry happening? What is a core participant? When and how are cover names published? Find the answers to these questions and more in the FAQs section.

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