INQUEST conducts policy work and research on issues relating to deaths in custody. We aim to raise public awareness, improve the investigation processes following contentious deaths and increase accountability of state officials in order to prevent future avoidable deaths.
Through our casework over more than 25 years, INQUEST has a unique overview of how the inquest system operates from the perspective of bereaved families and their advisers. We extract policy issues arising from contentious deaths and their investigation and campaign with and on behalf of bereaved families for changes in practice to prevent deaths. Our policy and research work is widely used by parliamentarians, lawyers, academics, policy makers, the media and the general public.
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Find out more about:
- Reform of the inquest system
- Deaths in custody