Child Sex Abuse Inquiry to hold its first public hearings – several Doughty Street barristers appearing


The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse begins its first public hearings this morning, which will relate to sexual abuse in the British child migration programmes. These were large-scale schemes where various institutions migrated thousands of children to countries across what was the British Empire.


Henrietta Hill QC is instructed as Counsel to the Inquiry, leading Mark Wassouf and Katie O’Byrne, as well as Paul Livingston from Outer Temple Chambers.  


Appearing on behalf of core participants the Child Migrants Trust are Aswini Weereratne QC and Keina Yoshida.


The Inquiry will hear live evidence this week from a number of former child migrants, and from expert witnesses.  This week’s timetable can be found by clicking here.


You can also watch the proceedings which are being streamed live by clicking here.


Further information is available on the IICSA website.

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