On Tuesday 1 February at 9.30am-10.30am, we launch our Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation report live in London.
This Cumberland Lodge report explores the role of the police in investigating past injustices in the UK and contributing towards an inclusive process of community healing. It reflects on how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, and sets out key recommendations to improve the policing and criminal justice response to future harms.
The report draws on the wisdom and experience of a multi-agency delegation of police officers, academics, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and practitioners, who attended our two-day virtual conference in June 2021.
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, ranging 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 products scandal.
Our freelance Research Associate, Professor Martina Feilzer, captured the main themes and cross-sector recommendations from the conference, to write this report.
The launch will begin with introductory reflections from the report’s author, followed by invited specialists, to highlight the report’s key themes and recommendations.
All guests attending in person will be welcome to stay for tea, coffee and refreshments after the launch.
Our speakers include:
- Detective Superintendent Paula Bickerdike - West Yorkshire Police (Cumberland Lodge Police Steering Committee)
- The Right Reverend James Jones KBE – formerly Chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel
Everyone is welcome to attend online. Once registered, you will receive a link to join remotely.
If you can’t attend live, our speakers’ reflections on the report will be available to watch on-demand via the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website, shortly after the launch.
The launch takes place in Westminster, London. In-person tickets are by invitation only as there are a limited number of places available to attend. If you haven't received an invitation to attend in person but would like to join us, please follow the 'Make Enquiry' button on this webpage or email Emily Gow, Programme Officer, at email@example.com, stating your interest in the report.
For security reasons, you must register for this event with your full name by 18 January 2022.
The report will be published on the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website, in downloadable PDF and e-book formats, on Tuesday 1 February. We encourage you to read the report and share it widely to maximise the positive impact of this work to promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.
You can find resources relating to this work, including our precursory webinar briefings and recordings, guest blog posts, podcasts and conference briefing document, here.
In the event that COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from running this event in person, the launch will take place online only. Anyone with an in-person ticket will be sent the link to join remotely.