This webinar is the last of three public webinars we are hosting in the lead-up to the 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference, ‘Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation’ in June 2021.
It takes the format of a conversation between:
- Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims’ Commissioner, for England and Wales
- Assistant Commissioner Robert Beckley, Overall Command of 'Operation Resolve', the criminal investigation into the deaths of 96 people at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, on 15 April 1989.
Join us on Thursday 25 February 2021, from 11.00am GMT to watch live, with an opportunity to submit questions to our guests during the live Q&A on Zoom.
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.
We are launching this project with three webinars to set the scene for our summer conference, which will lead to the publication of a summary report with recommendations for policymakers and policing and criminal justice practitioners.
What will we be discussing?
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.
- How should we strike the right balance between potentially conflicting sets of rights (for example, the rights of victims to see action taken) versus the rights of potentially frail and elderly witnesses?
- Do people have a right not to be subjected to retroactive legislation on appropriate standards of behaviour?
- How do we assign 'victim' status, during and after a conflict? Who counts as a 'victim'?
- What does Justice look like from a victim's perspective?
- How are victims’ interests mobilised – by individual victims, investigative journalists, pressure groups etc.?
This discussion is open to everyone, and supported by our charitable funds. You can join this webinar on Zoom and take part in the live Q&A with our guest panellists, by registering in advance using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C43xKO1cSM-XhuUV2ra4NA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to join the live discussion.
If you prefer to join without registering, or you want to watch the webinar at a later date, you can watch it on this webpage or our Facebook page, and we will also be taking live questions via Twitter and Facebook.
If you miss any of our webinars, or would like to watch or listen to them again, we publish audio and video recordings on the Read, Watch, Listen pages of this website, shortly after each event. The audio versions can also be found on our SoundCloud channel and all the main podcasting platforms if you search for 'Cumberland Lodge'.
Our previous two webinars in the run-up to our June 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference are:
- Responding to Past Harms - Wednesday 27 January 2021
- Insights into Truth & Reconciliation - Wednesday 10 February 2021
Supporting our work
This webinar is free to attend. Like all charities, Cumberland Lodge is facing difficult times during the current pandemic. If you would like to support our work, please consider making a small donation. You can do so online, via our JustGiving page here.
Our stunning facilities in the heart of Windsor Great Park are also available to hire, for conferences, meetings, retreats and special events, or as a film location. Every event booking helps to support our charitable work, promoting progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.