THE BIRMINGHAM PUB BOMBINGS 1974: THE DECISION OF THE SENIOR CORONER
KRW LAW LLP is acting on behalf of a number of families who lost loved ones in the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974. We welcome the decision of the Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull to resume the inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974.
This is an historic and memorable moment for the relatives of the victims who have fought so long for truth, justice and accountability regarding the loss of their loved ones. They have acted without support since 1974. They now have an opportunity to have an independent investigation conducted in compliance with human rights standards in which they can participate and to ask questions regarding the circumstances leading to the loss of their loved ones, whether their loss could have been prevented and what lessons might be learned from the failing of the ensuing investigation by the WMP which lead to the conviction of the Birmingham Six.
We request that the decision of the Senior Coroner to resume the inquests is not challenged. The West Midlands Police have stated that even though they could see no reason to resume the inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974 in principle they had no objection to the resumption. The Senior Coroner has decided that she has both the power to resume and sufficient reason so to do. We hope that her decision is not subject to further judicial review.
We do not represent all the families of the victims, we do not represent the city of Birmingham but we hope that the resumed inquests will provide answers to those who seek them and the delivery of justice, truth and accountability so long delayed.
Kevin Winters, Senior Partner of KRW LAW LLP said:
“This is an important decision for the families of the victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974. KRW LAW LLP and our counsel are proud to be able to assist in this matter in bringing this application before the Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull and we welcome her decision. Only through an independent and human rights compliant mechanism of investigation can the answers to the many questions surrounding the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974 can be asked and answered. That is now possible.”
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