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Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards public hearings, commencing in November 2021. New Core Participants The Chair received three new applications for Core Participant status in September 2021. One application was from an individual who worked at Brook House and the other two were from individuals who were detained there during the relevant period. The […]

Published on: 27 September 2021

Hearing dates update

The Brook House Inquiry intends to hold its public hearing at the International Dispute Resolution Centre’s new premises near St Paul’s Cathedral. The hearing will be conducted in two parts.  The first part of the hearing is expected to commence on Tuesday 23 November 2021 and will last for up to three weeks. The Inquiry […]

Published on: 11 August 2021

Announcement: Undertaking from the Home Secretary

On 23 November 2020 the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, wrote to the Home Secretary to ask for a limited undertaking to the effect that any evidence given by a former detainee to the Inquiry will not be used by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to support certain adverse immigration decisions. There was […]

Published on: 11 August 2021

Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards public hearings commencing in November 2021 and will provide more information on the schedule for those hearings in due course.  Core Participants The Chair has now designated a total of 18 individuals and organisations as Core Participants in the Inquiry. Most recently designating “DS” and “NAO”, who were individuals […]

Published on: 30 July 2021

Inquiry Counsel Team

As indicated in the recent update, it has been necessary to reschedule the Inquiry’s hearings until later this year. This revised timetable, along with rescheduling of other longstanding commitments, has created difficulties in respect of the availability of the Inquiry’s Lead Counsel, Cathryn McGahey QC. The Chair and Ms McGahey have therefore agreed that she […]

Published on: 29 April 2021

Update on Inquiry timetable

We can this week confirm a revised timetable for the Inquiry’s hearings, which have been rescheduled to commence in November 2021. The pandemic and, in particular, the most recent lockdown have had a significant effect on the Inquiry’s ability to obtain evidence.  Many of the Inquiry’s potential witnesses are vulnerable and are likely to need […]

Published on: 19 April 2021

Infographic on the Inquiry to Date 

The Brook House Inquiry has created an infographic which outlines some of the key facts and numbers around the Inquiry since its start in November 2019.   We hope this will help people to better understand the work and content of the Inquiry. The infographic presents information on Inquiry Core Participants, Witnesses, Documents, Social Media, as well as Key Facts and Key Dates. The data presented is as […]

Published on: 9 March 2021

Appointment of Experts to the Inquiry

At the preliminary hearing of 14 December, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, announced that she had decided to appoint two experts to the Inquiry: Professor Mary Bosworth and Dr Jake Hard. Professor Bosworth will act as the cultural expert to the Inquiry and Dr Hard as the medical expert. Professor Mary Bosworth is the Director […]

Published on: 18 February 2021

Announcement: Undertaking from the Attorney General

On 11 January 2021, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, received a letter from the Attorney General which confirms the Attorney’s decision in response to the Chair’s request for an undertaking on 23 November 2020. The Attorney General has decided to grant an undertaking, the full details of which can be found in her letter. Both […]

Published on: 14 January 2021

Chair’s determination on the Scope of the Inquiry

Following submissions from Core Participants and the preliminary hearing on 14 December 2020, the Inquiry Chair has made her determination on the Scope of the Inquiry. You can find a full copy of the determination here.

Published on: 8 January 2021