Campaigns - boycott to minute's silence

Since forming, as a proactive collection of Hillsborough families, survivors and supporters in Feb 1998, the Campaign has struggled to bring Hillsborough and the continued lack of justice back into the public domain on many occassions.

Many people are aware that all clubs now observe a minutes silence on 15th April following the group's letter campaign. In this section you can read on this and other successes the group has acheived, as well as ongoing activites.

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Petition to the European Parliament

During the trial in Leeds in 2000, Justice Hooper accused bereaved families of the HJC of distributing leaflets and demonstrating outside the courts and subsequently gave a ruling banning any demonstrations. He ruled on a fallacy. There had been no such demonstration or leaflet distribution.

Dave Church, bereaved father of Gary, was outraged and wrote not only to the judge but also to the Lord Chancellors office. His comments were noted.

Following on from the Leeds case, Dave Church and Terry Burkett (bereaved father of Peter) petitioned the European Parliament. The basis of their petition was the behaviour and comments of Mr Justice Hooper. They stated that he lied when he made reference to a non-existent demonstration. They also stated that he had misled the jury in his summing up.

The petition was rejected. The reasons given were so complicated that we took the letter of rejection to a local MEP, Arlene McCarthy - she could not understand it either. However, she was sufficiently concerned that she agreed to take up the case together with a number of other issues. To date this is ongoing. Nothing in the European sphere works quickly. We will report any findings on the web site.