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?