The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill is in the process of being considered by Parliament. It is currently at the Committee stage in the House of Lords, having passed the House of Commons.
The provisions of the Bill make far-reaching changes to the law regarding the state’s power to authorise criminal activity and have attracted considerable public scrutiny, and criticism, so far.
In this briefing note, Philip Stott explores and analyses the potential impact of these provisions.
This Briefing Note was updated in February 2021 and the revised document can be found here.