Article 2 and combat immunity – where next after Al-Skeini and Susan Smith? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 28th, 2014 in armed forces, duty of care, human rights, immunity, inquests, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘When will a court order an inquiry into the deaths in combat of soldiers serving overseas? Following recent judgments of the English and Strasbourg courts extending the application of the European Convention on Human Rights to zones of armed conflict overseas in certain circumstances, the question is likely to arise frequently over the coming years. In R(Long), the Divisional Court strongly endorsed the doctrine of combat immunity and appeared to set its face against the recent rise in claims against the MoD by soldiers deployed abroad and their next of kin.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th July 2014

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DPP to examine treatment of witnesses after abuse victim’s death – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions (DPP) said she recognised the “real issue” over whether victims and witnesses are treated fairly after the death of a sex abuse victim sparked calls for reform.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2014

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Alexander Litvinenko death inquest: Public inquiry to probe ‘Russian state-ordered murder’ of former KGB officer in London – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in inquests, inquiries, international relations, news, poisoning, spying by sally

‘The Government is expected to announce today that a public inquiry at last be held into the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2014

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Care in custody failings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2014 in detention, immigration, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Last week, a jury at the inquest into the death of American tourist Brian Dalrymple, who died after being detained at the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (pictured), delivered a verdict of ‘natural causes contributed to by neglect’. The jury’s verdict amounted to a finding that there were gross failures in the medical care Brian received which caused or contributed to his death.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2014

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New Deepcut inquest to be held into death of Cheryl James – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in armed forces, human rights, inquests, news, young persons by tracey

‘A new inquest has been ordered into the death of soldier Pte Cheryl James at Deepcut barracks in Surrey.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2014

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Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce inquest finds police failures contributed to her death – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in grievous bodily harm, inquests, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Police failures contributed to the death of a mother whose shooting by an officer triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2014

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Police blamed over 1985 Cherry Groce Brixton shooting – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Police failures contributed to Dorothy “Cherry” Groce’s death, whose shooting triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, a jury inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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Mark Duggan case goes back to court – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, firearms, inquests, juries, news by sally

‘The mother of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by police in London sparked nationwide riots, is challenging an inquest verdict of lawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2014

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Police failures partly blamed for Hywel Hughes’ custody death – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2014 in death in custody, inquests, news, police by tracey

‘The death of a man in police custody after he was ejected from a Bangor nightclub in 2003 was partly due to failures by two police officers who arrested him, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Man who died in custody should have been in hospital, says Birmingham jury – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2014 in complaints, death in custody, inquests, news, police by sally

‘A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died of a heart attack after being taken into custody amid concerns for his welfare.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2014

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Gleision: Mine death families call for answers – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2014 in health & safety, homicide, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘The families of miners who drowned when 650,000 gallons of water flooded a mine want to know why the men were working near an area where water was suspected. Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died at the Gleision colliery when a controlled explosion let in the water. The mine’s manager and owners were cleared of manslaughter on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Driver escapes prosecution over cyclist’s death due to ‘wrong speed limit’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A driver who killed a woman while speeding at 49mph in a 30mph zone will not be prosecuted after the wrong speed limit sign was used.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2014

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Mark Duggan death: Shooting ‘not rigorously examined’ – BBC News

‘The coroner at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, has published a series of “concerns” about the case.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Man jailed for offensive Ann Maguire Facebook post – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2014 in inquests, internet, malicious communications, murder, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

‘A man who posted an offensive message on Facebook after the killing of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Care for teenage karate champion so bad it ‘breached human rights’, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Dana Baker, who represented Great Britain in karate, killed herself after “serious and systematic failings” in her care by a council that was too busy and overworked to help her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in coroners, HM Revenue & Customs, industrial injuries, inquests, law reports by michael

Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) [2014] EWHC 1586 (Admin);  [2014] WLR (D)  226

‘The Revenue and Customs Commissioners were bound, by necessary implication, to comply with a notice issued by a coroner pursuant to Schedule 5 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, requiring them to provide an occupational history in respect of a deceased person.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

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Coroner criticises MoD over Afghanistan fire deaths – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in armed forces, fire, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A coroner has criticised the MoD for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in a fire as they slept in a tent at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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The Killing of Blair Peach – London Review of Books

Posted May 16th, 2014 in coroners, demonstrations, inquests, news, police, reports by sally

‘‘As a campaign meeting, it must have been one of the biggest yet, a hundred National Front supporters, three and a half thousand police and thousands of Asian demonstrators.’ This was the way News at Ten began its report of the clashes in Southall on 23 April 1979, midway through the general election campaign that would end with the victory of Margaret Thatcher. The report contained footage of police officers arresting middle-aged men in turbans, women sitting down in the road and demonstrators with their heads swaddled in bandages. The final images showed around twenty NF supporters, all men, giving Nazi salutes as they went into Southall Town Hall.’

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London Review of Books, 22nd May 2014

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Backlog in coroners’ courts: Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2014 in bereavement, coroners, courts, delay, inquests, news by sally

‘A new standards code calls for investigations to be completed within six months.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2014

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Duggan inquest: family win right to challenge coroner’s direction to jury – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘The family of Mark Duggan whose shooting by the Metropolitan police sparked riots across the country in 2011 have won the right to challenge a coroner’s directions to the jury that concluded the officer’s actions were lawful.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2014

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