Al-Sweady file exposes the smearing of British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

‘Evidence drawn up on David Cameron’s orders alleges that Public Interest Lawyers continued to pursue torture and murder claims for a year after realising that they may be “untrue”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2015

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David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2015 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged. The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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Too many deaths in custody are preventable but staff lack mental health expertise, says human rights body – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, human rights, inquiries, mental health, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Hundreds of deaths in psychiatric units, prisons and police cells between 2010 and 2013 were avoidable and were caused by repeated “basic errors” by staff ignorant of mental-health risks, human rights advocates have said.’

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The Independent, 23rd February 2015

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Abuse inquiry should cover whole UK, Home Affairs Committee says – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees, sexual offences by sally

‘The government is being urged to extend the scope of the child sexual abuse inquiry to cover the whole of the UK – rather than just England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Sir Robert Francis’ Review of Whistleblowing Processes in the NHS – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 18th, 2015 in health, hospitals, inquiries, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘It has long been recognised that enabling healthcare professionals to speak up about concerns at work is a key element of the promotion of patient safety. The Final Report of the Freedom to Speak Up review of whistleblowing processes in the NHS was published on 11 February 2015.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th February 2015

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Child abuse inquiry: Judge has ‘no establishment links’ – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, select committees by sally

‘The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales has said she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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Child abuse inquiry: Infighting leads panel members to abandon roles – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, victims by sally

‘Several former panel members on the Government’s child sex abuse inquiry are refusing to return to their roles, having become worn down by the growing infighting between rival groups of campaigners, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2015

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Shrewsbury ‘lost baby ashes’ probe finds 60 cases – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in burials and cremation, children, inquiries, news by sally

‘At least 60 families have been affected by a crematorium’s failure to return the ashes of dead babies to bereaved parents, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Theresa May to order probe into collapse of police corruption trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in corruption, inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, police, trials by sally

‘The Home Secretary has ordered a QC-led inquiry into the collapse of the UK’s biggest police corruption trial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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We’ve got too many inquiries. I demand an inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, Iraq, local government, news by sally

‘Whether it’s Chilcot or child abuse, ministers have made the task too big to be useful.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2015

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Child sex abuse inquiry will consider claims going back to 1945 – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The New Zealand judge appointed to be the third head of the troubled investigation into historical allegations of child abuse has confirmed that she will consider looking into cases as far back as 1945 and that the inquiry could last four years.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2015

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New Zealand high court judge named as new chair of child abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news by sally

‘A New Zealand high court judge is to be the new head of the official inquiry into child abuse, the home secretary, Theresa May, has announced.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Iraq inquiry: Chilcot admits he cannot set publication date – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2015 in inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘Sir John Chilcot, the chairman of the Iraq war inquiry, said on Wednesday that he was unable to set a date for the publication of his report as it emerged that some witnesses have received papers from the inquiry running into hundreds of pages.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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New chair of child abuse inquiry to be announced – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Theresa May is expected to announce the new chair of the troubled child abuse inquiry following the resignations of two previous holders of the post.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Sex abuse inquiry: ‘Victims receive death threats’ after MPs release names online – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2015 in inquiries, news, privacy, select committees, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Survivors of sex abuse say they have received death threats and been approached by their abusers, after MPs published their details online last week.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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Alexander Litvinenko murder inquiry opens in high court – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2015 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, poisoning, spying by sally

‘A public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko opens in the high court on Tuesday, eight years after the former Russian intelligence officer and MI6 informant was murdered in London with deadly polonium.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2015

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Call for Chilcot to release Iraq documents ‘immediately’ – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in disclosure, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘Senior politicians have called for the immediate publication of all documents cleared for release by the Iraq war inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2015

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Child sex abuse inquiry panel suspends all work – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Members of the Government’s inquiry into historic child sex abuse have refused to do any more work until their future is decided.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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Child abuse victims’ lawyer calls for swift decision on inquiry panel’s future – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, select committees, victims by sally

‘A lawyer representing victims of child abuse has called for a swift decision by Theresa May on the future of the independent panel set up to investigate institutional abuse amid concerns that evidence is being lost or destroyed.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Death certificate changes urged by top pathologist – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in community service, coroners, doctors, documents, families, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘It is “incomprehensible” that the death certificates system has not been reformed since the conviction of Harold Shipman, a leading pathologist says.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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