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Undercover Police – Licensed to Rape and Kill? The Covert Human Intelligence Sources – Criminal Conduct – Act 2021

Speaker: Nasir Hafezi
Chambers: Robert Lizar Solicitors

Nasir Hafezi is a legal trainer, ethics consultant and solicitor.

Here Nasir provides a controversial presentation that provides food for thought regarding potential for campaigns for changes. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of UCOs (Undercover Officers), sharing arguments for and against UCOs committing crime. He explains what CHIS (Covert Human Intelligence Sources) is, how it works and the background behind it. He ends with some practice points for those working in this area.

Key words/ topics

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021
Agent provocateur
Abuse of process
Undercover operations
Undercover officers
Authorisation to commit crime
Protest groups
Sexual relationships
Reclaim the streets
Dead child identities
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Undercover Policing – Authorised Professional Practice (Guidelines)
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Covert Operational Drift – Subject and Object Drift
Human Rights Act
Undercover Foundation Operative (UCFs)
Undercover Advanced Operatives (UCAs)
Undercover Online Operatives (UCOLs)
National security
Undercover (UC) Code of Conduct and the College of Policing Code of Ethics