Today it was announced that Lawyers working for relatives of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough in 1989 are finalising drafts of the proposed ‘Hillsborough Law’ – designed to stop an institutional cover-up on such a large scale ever happening again…
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The lawyers’ proposed Public Authority Accountability Bill will aim to compel public authorities and their employees to “act with transparency, candour and frankness and act without favour to their own position”.
Campaigners say this will lead to openness, instead of ‘institutional defensiveness’.
Under the Hillsbrough Law, figures who fail to comply with courts and inquiries following tragedies, and mislead the public, could face hefty financial penalties.
In April, a jury judged that fans were not to blame for the Hillsborough disaster, 27 years after the event. Instead, errors by police were categorically proven to have caused the deaths of 96 supporters; making what happened in the following years all the more disgusting.
We salute the lawyers and the families for this action, and wish them our full support in their attempts to pass the Hillsborough Law.