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Baha Mousa Inquiry to Report on 8th September 2011

The Chairman of the Inquiry to make a short statement

Baha Mousa and Family

6 September 2011

From 2009 to 2010 Leigh Day & Co represented Iraqi victims, together with Public Interest Lawyers, in the ground breaking Baha Mousa Inquiry.

The Inquiry examined the circumstances which lead to the killing of Baha Mousa and ill treatment and abuse of nine other Iraqi civilians while they were detained and questioned by the British Army in Iraq between 14 and 16 September 2003. 

The Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Gage, will issue its report on Thursday the 8th September 2011 at 11am. The Chair of will give a short statement to the public and the media at Finlaison House, 15-17 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1AB.
 
At 12 noon on 8 September 2011 the solicitors acting for the family of Baha Mousa and for the other nine survivors of the incident will hold a press conference at the Law Society Common Room, Chancery Lane, London.  This venue is 5 minutes walk from Finlaison House.
 
Those present to give statements to the press will be Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers), Tessa Gregory (Public Interest Lawyers) and Sapna Malik (Leigh Day & Co). There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after statements on behalf of the victims have been read.  Thereafter, there will be an opportunity for one-on-one interviews with the team. 
 
The issues to be addressed by the team are as follows:
 
a)     Systemic issues and the impact of the Baha Mousa Inquiry Report on the hundreds of other Public Interest Lawyers and Leigh Day & Co Iraq related cases raising similar issues (see pending Court of Appeal judgment in R(on the application of Ali-Zaki Mousa v Secretary of State for Defence due in early October 2011) – Phil Shiner;
b)    Reforms and lessons for the future – Tessa Gregory;
c)     Issues of individual culpability – Sapna Malik.
 
Any queries should be addressed to Sapna Malik or Daniel Leader on 020 7650 1222.


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