Following the 18-month Zahid Mubarek Inquiry, the release of the Keith recommendations in June 2006 marked the end of an arduous campaign led by the family of Zahid. This landmark represented a new beginning for the family who were still concerned that the Inquiry’s wider concerns were not being addressed meaningfully despite the many reassurances by authorities.
Political and public recognition of the Prison Service’s failure to protect Zahid has since ensured an advisory role for the Mubarek family with Home Office agencies to develop policy and procedures related to the Keith recommendations. With this in mind the family galvanized its efforts in 2009 by establishing the Zahid Mubarek Trust (ZMT).
The ZMT serves as a legacy to Zahid which benefits society by advocating for reforms and challenging discrimination within the criminal justice system.
The Trust ensures that safety, wellbeing and equality are reflected in policy and operation so that the opportunity to rehabilitate and reintegrate transcends the negative impact caused by the prison experience.
The Trust achieves this by developing and maintaining an independent stance to safeguard confidentiality and to ensure adherence to human rights.