19 December 2019

Following the historic unlawful killing conclusions from the longest jury inquest in legal history, the question still remains as to who is responsible. The not guilty verdict in the trial of the former police chief superintendent David Duckenfield, who was in command at Hillsborough has been received with anger and disappointment by families still seeking accountability 30 years later.

The lasting legacy of Hillsborough must be the public authority accountability bill (Hillsborough law), enforcing a duty of candour and equality of arms. This could help a move from defensiveness to transparency and change the legal landscape following contentious deaths, making it fairer, just and more equal 

...writes INQUEST Director Deborah Coles and INQUEST Grenfell Project Coordinator Remy Mohamed in the Guardian.