Online registering for a private hearing with the Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in participating in a private hearing. The situation that we are currently experiencing presents all of us with enormous challenges and changes. However, survivors and witnesses can still register with the Inquiry for a private hearing. The hearings can be held on-site in compliance with hygiene measures as well as online through video calls. Information about a video call can be found here.

Notes about completing the registration form

First of all, we would like to use this form to ask you a few questions in order to be able to prepare a hearing that is appropriate for you. You can decide for yourself which questions you want to answer and those that you do not.

Completing the form should take around 5 minutes.

Answering the questions might well trigger unpleasant feelings. You are welcome to call the service hotline for support or personal relief. You can also complete the form online together with a member of our staff. You can reach our service hotline on 0800 40 300 40 (free-of-charge and anonymously). Our office hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 8 pm.

In order to arrange an appointment for you, we absolutely need a contact option, otherwise it will not be possible for us to get in touch with you and arrange an appointment. If you do not want to provide us with your personal details, you can register via a trusted person or call our service hotline to find a mutual solution

Survivors and witnesses can speak in a private hearing without following any guidelines. You decide what you want to report to us. However, it will be helpful for you if you make a rough outline beforehand. This will also help us with our leading questions.

We normally assume that you would like a personal meeting with a hearing officer close to your home. However, you also have the option of a video call.

Please read our privacy policy information regarding private hearings before completing the form. In this policy we explain our purpose for collecting details from confidential hearings and how we will process it.

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