After the long-standing verdicts of accidental death for 96 Liverpool fans killed in 1989 were quashed in 2012, a year-long inquiry to find the truth starts in Warrington
A full reevaluation of the events of April 15, 1989 and its aftermath was ordered in December 2012 when the High Court quashed the initial verdicts of accidental death on the Liverpool fans who perished at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium.
Monday's proceedings primarily concern the selection of an 11-person jury, who will be required for the majority of the inquest – which is expected to take a full year to hear all evidence. Those jury members are set to be sworn in on Tuesday.
The hearing is being convened in Warrington, where the largest courtroom in England and Wales has been purpose-built for the inquest.
As well as pathological evidence into how each of the 96 was killed, jurors are expected to be given information regarding stadium safety and the responses of the emergency services to the disaster.
The inquest into the specifics of the fans' deaths is separate to ongoing investigations Operation Resolve – a criminal investigation into events prior to and during the tragedy – and an Independent Police Complains Commission examination of allegations of police misconduct in covering up preventable deaths.