A Race & Class seminar on ‘Collusion and covert policing: colonial roots, contemporary issues’.
- Thursday 15 October 2015, 6-8pm
- Institute of Race Relations, 2-6 Leeke Street, London WC1X 9HS
Professor Mark McGovern (Edge Hill University) will be discussing his work on the history of collusion in the context of contemporary developments in covert policing at a seminar to launch the October edition of Race & Class, leading with his article on ‘State violence and the colonial roots of collusion in Northern Ireland’.
The seminar, chaired by Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group, will cover issues such as the use of agents and informers in collusion, the denial of state violence, the militarisation of policing and the colonial roots of counter-insurgency. The seminar is timely given Lord Justice Pitchford’s inquiry into the use of undercover policing as well as growing international criticism of the UK government’s failure to hold the British Security Services to account for the murder of the Catholic lawyer Pat Finucane.