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INQUEST advisor Professor Phil Scraton discusses Hillsborough at Institute of Race Relations meeting
28 November 2013
INQUEST attended a sold out meeting organised by the Institute of Race Relations' journal Race and Class. Professor Phil Scraton discussed the Hillsborough disaster and powerfully outlined his battle for acknowledgement of the truth of that day, and for accountability and justice. The meeting was also addressed by Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher died in police custody in Hull in 1998, and Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, who lost her 18 year old son James in the disaster. All spoke movingly about their struggles for truth and justice.
‘My congratulations to all involved in this 30 year battle for disclosure [of the Cass report on the death of Blair Peach] … it was this awful state of affairs which led those of us who founded INQUEST to set it up. But it is mind-boggling to think that we were still arguing over this report 30 years later.’
– Terry Munyard, barrister at Garden Court Chambers and founding member of INQUEST