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Brook House Inquiry Report Published

Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, published the Brook House Inquiry final report at 12:00 on Tuesday 19 September. The report makes 33 recommendations and can be accessed on the Inquiry’s website here and The Chair also made a brief statement on the publication of the report, which can be viewed on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel. […]

Published on: 19 September 2023

Brook House Inquiry Report Publication Date

Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, is pleased to announce that she intends to publish the Brook House Inquiry final report on Tuesday 19 September. The report will be made available on the Inquiry’s website after publication. The Chair will also give a brief statement on the day of publication, which will be available on the Inquiry’s […]

Published on: 9 August 2023

Update on the likely publication of the Brook House Inquiry Report

Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, has written to core participants to inform them that she is currently expecting to publish her final report in late summer 2023. No official publication date has been set. As soon as the Inquiry is able to provide further information about the publication arrangements core participants will be informed and this […]

Published on: 24 April 2023

Issues with our telephone line

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Published on: 8 February 2023

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