INQUEST shortlisted for Liberty Human Rights Award 2016
18 October 2016
INQUEST has been shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights ‘Close to Home’ Award, alongside Connor Sparrowhawk’s family (#Justice for Laughing Boy) and Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors, in recognition of “their tireless efforts to improve the standard of care provided for people with mental health and learning disabilities”.
INQUEST began working with Connor’s family in the days following his death in July 2013, securing legal representation for the family with INQUEST Lawyers Group member Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors. We have worked to raise policy and parliamentary awareness of the issues arising from Connor’s preventable death and the conduct of Southern Health.
Announcement will be made in the evening of 26th Oct 2016.
‘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