Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation – Report Launch

The recording from the launch of the 'Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation' Cumberland Lodge Report, which was held live at New Scotland Yard on 1 February 2022

Resource type: Video

The launch of Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation was streamed live from New Scotland Yard on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

At the launch of Towards Justice, Our guest panellists introduced the report and its practical recommendations. The panellists then took questions from the audience, both in person and online.

The report

This Cumberland Lodge report explores the role of the police in investigating past injustices in the UK and how it can contribute towards an inclusive process of community healing. It reflects on how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. The report sets out key recommendations to improve the policing and criminal justice response to future harms. 

The report draws on the wisdom of a multi-agency delegation who attended our two-day virtual conference in June 2021. The delegation included police officers, academics, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and practitioners.

The conference sessions involved guest speakers and breakout room discussions. Delegates explored the role the police should play in the wake of complex past harms. This ranged from child sexual abuse within institutions, to the investigation into Stephen Lawrence’s murder, the Windrush Scandal, the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, The Troubles in Northern Ireland and the contaminated blood scandal. 

Our freelance Research Associate, Professor Martina Feilzer, captured the main themes from the conference, to write this report.