Death, The State and Human Rights

George Floyd's brutal death in 2020 sparked a series of protests all over the world. 

This series will explore Death, The State and Human Rights, drawing on Professor Thomas's work on the New Cross Fire inquest, the Mark Duggan inquest, the Hillsborough inquest, the Birmingham Pub Bombings inquest, and the Grenfell public inquiry. 

How can we make the concept of the right to a fair trial real, if people never get to trial because they are killed by law enforcement agencies? What are the deficiencies in the system? How can we ensure that 'Black Lives matter' equal to other lives? 

Future Lectures In This Series
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Does The State Really Care When It Kills You?

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 6:00PM
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Who Investigates Sudden Death?

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 3 December 2020 - 6:00PM
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Is There a Level Playing Field at Inquests? From Death on the Rock to the Birmingham Pub Bombings

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 6:00PM
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Restraining Police Restraint

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 6:00PM
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Should The State Be More Candid About Sudden Death?

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 6 May 2021 - 6:00PM
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Witness Anonymity: "I Want to Look Into The Eyes Of My Son’s Killer And Know His Name"

Professor Leslie Thomas QC
Thursday, 3 June 2021 - 6:00PM