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Policy and Campaigns
INQUEST conducts campaigns, 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 30 years, INQUEST has gained a unique overview of how the inquest system operates from the perspective of bereaved families and their advisers. We identify policy issues arising from contentious deaths and their investigation and campaign with and on behalf of bereaved families for changes in practice to prevent future deaths.
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‘I’ve been a long-time supporter of the crucial work that INQUEST does. Until there is legislation to change the way inquests are conducted and the provision of legal and psychological support to the bereaved of those who died in custody, INQUEST will continue to be a vital source of support for families.’
– Linton Kwesi Johnson