Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

Justice Campaigns Briefing Report to Members of the House of Lords 

November 2020 

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill  – often referred to as the CHIS Bill or Spycops Bill, is currently being rushed through parliament at an unusual speed. It could enshrine in law the criminality that our campaign organisations are fighting against. Our campaigns have been born out of injustices already inflicted upon us with serious violations and human rights abuses. Many of our campaigners have suffered years of trauma and loss and now we find that this Bill could authorise and legitimise further future abuse against us and others. 

The attached briefing report has now been sent to all Members of the House of Lords and has been prepared by a coalition of Justice Campaigns who are dedicated to fighting for accountability and justice for those wronged in actions that took place over decades, from the 1970s to the present day. 

The campaigns are :

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign 

Blacklisting Support Group 

Police Spies Out of Lives 


Shrewsbury 24 Campaign 

Hillsborough Justice Campaign