Dexter Dias QC publishes book on human rights supporting INQUEST
6 June 2017
This week, Dexter Dias QC, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, and INQUEST trustee published his book on human rights and human psychology The Ten Types of Human (Penguin RH). The book supports three social justice organisations, including INQUEST.
Dexter started his research after the Gareth Myatt case, on which he worked with INQUEST. Gareth, aged 15, died after dangerous restraint by three prison officers at the privately run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre. Dexter has worked with INQUEST for two decades on a number of high profile inquests, seeking to vindicate the Article 2 rights of bereaved families in cases such as the Alton Manning inquest (another restraint death), the inquests of Jake Hardy and Cherry Groce, and the Zahid Mubarek public inquiry.
Click here for more information about the book.
‘I was already working with INQUEST, which is the organisation who monitor deaths in custody, and at one AGM I told the audience that what happened to these people [killed in police custody like Chistopher Alder, Roger Sylvester and many others] could happen to any of us. And then a couple of years later, I was standing in front of them again but now it had happened to my cousin. So my family and me were now “users” of Inquest. It shows you that none of us are immune – here am I, Benjamin Zephaniah, patron of INQUEST and client of INQUEST at the same time.’
– Benjamin Zephaniah