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Why we need a proper statutory public inquiry into Sarah Everard’s murder

15 Oct 2021

Daniel Machover and Toby Wilton have written for The Justice Gap on why the planned inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Sarah Everard should be a statutory public inquiry held under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Daniel and Toby argue only a full public inquiry has the powers of witness compulsion and evidence collection necessary for it to command public confidence and come up with effective recommendations.

They also take issue with the reported reasoning behind the Government’s objection to such an inquiry, arguing that this may be understood as a ‘red herring’ designed to avoid accountability.

The full article is available here


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