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In an opinion piece published today PERU’s Kevin Wong argues that, in the wake of recent events, the largely overlooked Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry ‘The Macpherson Report: twenty-one years on’, now has an important role to play.

“It can provide an immediate opportunity for long pent-up grievances about a critical aspect of state responsibility – policing and hate crime to be put under the microscope.” argues Wong.

Highlighting the lack of progress since the MacPherson Report was published in 1999, Wong makes three recommendations for what the Government and the Select Committee should do next.