Article published : 11 Jun 2019 at 12 h 04 min
Child spies used by police at risk of severe harm, high court told Campaigners say there are not enough safeguards to protect children in covert operationsChildren recruited to spy on drug dealers, gangs, terrorists and paedophiles have fewer safeguards when handled by investigators than those arrested for minor offences such as shoplifting, the high court has heard.At a judicial review hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, campaigners challenging the use of children as covert human intelligence sources (CHISs) argued the lack of safeguards violates children’s human rights and puts them at risk of severe harm. Continue reading...
Author : Damien Gayle