IICSA – a guide to the initial preliminary hearings

Preliminary hearings in four of the investigations resulted in a flurry of activity before Easter and have provided some clarification as to how the Public Hearings project will proceed. Common strands from the hearings, along with a subsequent press statement which focuses on false allegations, are as follows:

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IICSA – abuse news

The IICSA has moved quickly in the last few months to begin its substantive work. At the end of November it announced its initial 12 investigations and most recently it has added the thirteenth investigation, the resumption of its previously announced investigation in connection with Lord Janner. Continue reading

Goddard Inquiry – today’s developments

Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM has today announced in detail the initial 12 investigations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The Inquiry has previously explained that it will hold case studies which will be across the five designated workstreams. The announcement today includes the first investigations which will form the basis of the initial case studies. These are as follows:
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