There are a number of ways in which people can assist with and take part in the Inquiry. Anyone can submit evidence to the Inquiry in the form of a written statement and/or by providing documents. Someone who has done this or who has otherwise been identified as having potentially useful information may be asked by the Inquiry to give oral evidence at a hearing. Anyone will be able to watch the live streaming of hearings or to attend in person, if that is practical. Anyone will be able to view transcripts of the evidence led at hearings, as well as witness statements and other relevant documents. These will be posted on this website.
Those persons, whether individuals, groups, or other bodies, who have particularly relevant contributions to make and who wish to engage more closely with the Inquiry may apply to the Chair to be designated as a “core participant”. The decision whether to designate a person as a core participant is a matter for the discretion of the Chair, and further details are set out in the Inquiry’s Protocol for Applications for Core Participant Status which can be found here. The point at which to designate a person a core participant is also a matter for the Chair, as is the point at which that designation should end.
This page will be kept up to date with information about the persons who have been designated as core participants.