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Reforming Public Inquiries: Time to Review?

(Note: This article was originally published on the March 18, 2015 on the UK Administrative Justice Institute blog. The original article can be found here.)   “Inquiries play a very important role in our constitutional arrangements. The independence and thoroughness of their work both contributes to public trust in those institutions which are subject to review […]

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Staking our future on Inquiries

It seems that a fresh wave of inquiries will be hitting the headlines soon, in the wake of yet more scandals and controversies.   Issues ranging from expansion at Heathrow, the BBC’s handling of Newsnight’s Jimmy Savile investigation, and even the Libor rate are now the subject of inquiries. As with any inquiry, challenging conversations and […]

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The Hillsborough Inquiry: what could be done differently?

The shocking revelations of how the investigations were conducted into the Hillsborough disaster will only shake an increasingly disturbed faith in the British inquiries system. Our own research in May this year, of more than 2,000 Britons, showed fewer than a third (27 per cent) said they had confidence in the inquiry system. So what […]

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Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The sad death of Dr David Kelly in 2003 and the following Hutton Inquiry still has many people asking questions; therefore did the process used achieve the objective of a public inquiry – to find satisfactory answers for the public? Lord Hutton is a respected and experienced […]

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