A recording of the final live webinar in a series of three discussions we hosted in the lead-up to the 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference, 'Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation', in June 2021. This webinar was streamed live on 25 February 2021, at 11am.

The webinar takes the format of a conversation between Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales, and Assistant Commissioner Robert Beckley QPM, Overall Command for 'Operation Resolve', the criminal investigation into the deaths of 96 people at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, on 15 April 1989.

This webinar examines the role of the victim in investigations of past harms and injustices, and how the voices, or silence, of victims should be acknowledged.



Towards Justice project

Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation is a nine-month project exploring criminal justice approaches to addressing historical wrongs in the UK; in particular, the role of the police in promoting successful and enduring reconciliation and supporting the pursuit of wider social justice.

Key themes and ideas from these webinars and our summer conference will be presented in a summary report, later this year, with recommendations for policymakers and policing and criminal justice practitioners.

Webinar briefing

We have published a short, independent briefing to inform discussions at this webinar, written by our freelance Research Associate, Professor Martina Feilzer. You can download a copy from the bottom of this webpage or read it on-screen here.

Audio recording

You can listen to an audio-only recording of this webinar here, and it can be found on all major podcasting platforms including SoundCloud and Spotify.

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25 February, 2021