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Appointment of Experts to the Inquiry

At the preliminary hearing of 14 December, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, announced that she had decided to appoint two experts to the Inquiry: Professor Mary Bosworth and Dr Jake Hard. Professor Bosworth will act as the cultural expert to the Inquiry and Dr Hard as the medical expert. Professor Mary Bosworth is the Director […]

Published on: 18 February 2021

Announcement: Undertaking from the Attorney General

On 11 January 2021, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, received a letter from the Attorney General which confirms the Attorney’s decision in response to the Chair’s request for an undertaking on 23 November 2020. The Attorney General has decided to grant an undertaking, the full details of which can be found in her letter. Both […]

Published on: 14 January 2021

Chair’s determination on the Scope of the Inquiry

Following submissions from Core Participants and the preliminary hearing on 14 December 2020, the Inquiry Chair has made her determination on the Scope of the Inquiry. You can find a full copy of the determination here.

Published on: 8 January 2021

Covid-19 update

The Inquiry Chair has published an update on the ongoing pandemic on the website’s Covid-19 page. Further information will be added to this page in due course.

Published on: 4 November 2020

Date for next Preliminary Hearing Announced

The date of the next Preliminary Hearing will be on 14 December at 10am and will be live streamed on the Brook House YouTube channel.  Further information will be added to the Hearings page  in due course.

Published on: 21 October 2020

Chair’s and Counsel’s update to the preliminary hearing

Copies of the updates on the Brook House Inquiry from the Chair and Counsel to the Inquiry provided at the preliminary hearing on 25 September 2020 are now available on the hearings page of our website. The Chair is currently considering all submissions and determinations will be published in due course – anticipated to be […]

Published on: 28 September 2020

Brook House Inquiry announces decisions on Core Participant applications

In April 2020, Kate Eves, Chair of the Brook House Inquiry, formally invited applications from individuals and organisations who wished to be considered for Core Participant status. A deadline was set for 19 May 2020. The Inquiry received 16 applications, including those which the Chair referred to in her Opening statement on 21 April 2020. […]

Published on: 25 August 2020

Deadline to apply for Core Participant status announced

The Brook House Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, has announced in her Opening Statement, the deadline to apply for Core Participant Status. In her opening statement Eves said: ‘Guidance on how to apply for Core Participant Status is available on the Inquiry website and I would ask any individuals or organisations with an interest in the […]

Published on: 28 April 2020

Chair’s opening statement and call for evidence

The Brook House Public Inquiry formally launched its call for evidence today in an opening statement from Inquiry Chair Kate Eves urging those who were detained at, employed by, or otherwise witness to events at Brook House immigration removal centre between April 2017 and August 2017 to contact the Inquiry. The statement can be viewed […]

Published on: 21 April 2020