Aamer Anwar (Lawyer)

Sarah Armstrong (Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research / Glasgow University)

Kadi Johnston (Sister of Sheku Bayoh)

Deborah Coles (Director, INQUEST)

A panel discussion event that will ask the question: Why do deaths in custody matter in Scotland?

Scotland is a country that prides itself on its strong record of human rights, but the experiences of those who have died in custody and detention, and of their families, tell a different story. From the killing of Sheku Bayoh in police custody in Kirkaldy in 2015 to Katie Allan’s death in Polmont YOI in 2018, this panel will discuss Scottish state violence, the failures to meaningfully investigate these deaths and campaigns for change that have arisen in response.

Our panel of academic, legal and campaign experts will explain the current state of play in Scotland, the impact of social and racial injustice, and the power of resistance through the courts, parliament, media, universities and the importance of working alongside families bereaved by state violence.

Part of Glasgow International Open Programme:
The 10th edition of Glasgow International Festival of Contemproary Art will take place between Friday 7 June and Sunday 23 June 2024.

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Sarah Booker

  • Venue

    Platform, The Bridge

  • Address

    1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, UK

  • Phone Number

    0141 976 6161

  • Price

    Free - but ticketed (book space on website)

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