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Core Participant Closing Statements

Following the conclusion of the Phase 2 hearings in April 2022, the Brook House Inquiry has now received all Core Participant Closing Statements. The Chair will now consider the Closing Statements as she prepares her report. The Closing Statements can be viewed on the Inquiry’s document library page. The Inquiry team will provide an update […]

Published on: 20 May 2022

Chair’s Closing Statement

The Brook House Inquiry’s phase 2 hearings concluded 6 April 2022. The Chair made a closing statement, which you can view here:   You can view evidence here and find out more about past hearings here. A video recording of each hearing session is available on the Inquiry’s YouTube Channel. The Inquiry will provide updates […]

Published on: 7 April 2022

Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards the second phase of public hearings, which are due to commence in February 2022. Disclosure The Inquiry continues to prioritise the disclosure of documents to Core Participants. Since November 2021, the Inquiry has disclosed 1,527 documents, comprising of 20,516 pages of material. This means that in total, the Inquiry […]

Published on: 2 February 2022

Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards public hearings, commencing in November 2021. New Core Participants The Chair received three new applications for Core Participant status in September 2021. One application was from an individual who worked at Brook House and the other two were from individuals who were detained there during the relevant period. The […]

Published on: 27 September 2021

Hearing dates update

The Brook House Inquiry intends to hold its public hearing at the International Dispute Resolution Centre’s new premises near St Paul’s Cathedral. The hearing will be conducted in two parts.  The first part of the hearing is expected to commence on Tuesday 23 November 2021 and will last for up to three weeks. The Inquiry […]

Published on: 11 August 2021

Announcement: Undertaking from the Home Secretary

On 23 November 2020 the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, wrote to the Home Secretary to ask for a limited undertaking to the effect that any evidence given by a former detainee to the Inquiry will not be used by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to support certain adverse immigration decisions. There was […]

Published on: 11 August 2021

Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards public hearings commencing in November 2021 and will provide more information on the schedule for those hearings in due course.  Core Participants The Chair has now designated a total of 18 individuals and organisations as Core Participants in the Inquiry. Most recently designating “DS” and “NAO”, who were individuals […]

Published on: 30 July 2021

Inquiry Counsel Team

As indicated in the recent update, it has been necessary to reschedule the Inquiry’s hearings until later this year. This revised timetable, along with rescheduling of other longstanding commitments, has created difficulties in respect of the availability of the Inquiry’s Lead Counsel, Cathryn McGahey QC. The Chair and Ms McGahey have therefore agreed that she […]

Published on: 29 April 2021

Update on Inquiry timetable

We can this week confirm a revised timetable for the Inquiry’s hearings, which have been rescheduled to commence in November 2021. The pandemic and, in particular, the most recent lockdown have had a significant effect on the Inquiry’s ability to obtain evidence.  Many of the Inquiry’s potential witnesses are vulnerable and are likely to need […]

Published on: 19 April 2021

Infographic on the Inquiry to Date 

The Brook House Inquiry has created an infographic which outlines some of the key facts and numbers around the Inquiry since its start in November 2019.   We hope this will help people to better understand the work and content of the Inquiry. The infographic presents information on Inquiry Core Participants, Witnesses, Documents, Social Media, as well as Key Facts and Key Dates. The data presented is as […]

Published on: 9 March 2021