Scotland to hold its own coronavirus public inquiry by end of year

Posted by on August 24, 2021 8:51 am
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Judge-led, human rights-based inquiry follows pressure from grieving families

The Scottish government will establish its own judge-led public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the end of the year, after pressure from relatives who lost loved ones to the virus.

Confirming the announcement at her Covid briefing, the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she believed it was appropriate to start the statutory inquiry “as soon as possible” and that Scotland’s lord advocate had begun discussions to appoint a judge.

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