Towards Justice: Victim Perspectives on Past Injustices – Webinar recording

The final webinar in a series of three, leading up to the 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference, 'Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation'

Resource type: Webinar

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. Victim Perspectives on Past Injustices was streamed live on 25 February 2021, at 11am.

The webinar takes the format of a conversation between Dame Vera Baird QC and Assistant Commissioner Robert Beckley QPM. Dame Vera is the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales. Robert was Overall Command for ‘Operation Resolve’, the criminal investigation into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough, in 1989.

This webinar examines the role of the victim in investigations of past harms and injustices, and how the voices, or silence, of victims are 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 feature in a summary report. The report features recommendations for policymakers and policing and criminal justice practitioners.

Webinar briefing

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

Audio recording

Listen to an audio-only version of this webinar below. It is also available on all major podcasting platforms including SoundCloud and Spotify.