“'Justice for the 96': From Campaign Mantra to Due Process.”

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Based on full access to documentary evidence and primary interviewees, this project examines the unique work of the Hillsborough Independent Panel (2010-12) and the conduct of new inquests (2013-16) into the deaths of 96 men, women and children. Utilising privileged access to the extensive research archive and unabridged inquest transcripts, it will interview bereaved families, survivors, lawyers, and key professionals. Primary research will evaluate: the potential of the panel model; and the distinctive procedures adopted in conducting the longest jury inquests in legal history. It will inform policy and practice regarding thorough, timely coronial investigations into deaths in contested circumstances.

Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsThe Leverhulme Trust