Gifford, petitioner

Judicial review – Public inquiry – Undercover policing – Human Rights. Court of Session: In judicial review proceedings in which the petitioner challenged a decision of the UK government refusing to amend the terms of reference of an inquiry into undercover policing so as to cover the activities of English police forces in Scotland and the activities of Scottish police forces, and a decision of the Scottish Government not to direct that there be public inquiry in relation to those matters, the court rejected contentions that the decisions were incompatible with certain of the petitioner's Convention rights, that they were unlawful because the reasons given for each were inadequate, and that they were irrational.

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