Dexter Dias QC publishes book on human rights supporting INQUEST
6 June 2017
This week, Dexter Dias QC, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, and INQUEST trustee published his book on human rights and human psychology The Ten Types of Human (Penguin RH). The book supports three social justice organisations, including INQUEST.
Dexter started his research after the Gareth Myatt case, on which he worked with INQUEST. Gareth, aged 15, died after dangerous restraint by three prison officers at the privately run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre. Dexter has worked with INQUEST for two decades on a number of high profile inquests, seeking to vindicate the Article 2 rights of bereaved families in cases such as the Alton Manning inquest (another restraint death), the inquests of Jake Hardy and Cherry Groce, and the Zahid Mubarek public inquiry.
Click here for more information about the book.
‘Let me record my thanks to and appreciation and admiration for the organisation INQUEST… That organisation, which is based in my constituency, has done amazingly good work over a long period in supporting the families of people who have died in custody. Nothing is popular about such cases, but the organisation has been dogged in pursuing them. I think we should appreciate the value of civil society organisations of that kind which do so much to promote decent standards and liberty, and which help the House to produce better legislation.’
– Jeremy Corbyn MP