Miscarriage of justice review body is dismissed as the Court of Appeal’s ‘lap dog’ in hard-hitting report – The Independent

‘Innocent victims of miscarriages of justice are “languishing in jail” due to delays and faults in the case review system, according to MPs behind a hard-hitting report to be published this week.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2015

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Lord Woolf: Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were 25 years ago

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, prisons, recidivists, standards, statistics, violent disorder by sally

‘Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were at the time of one of Britain’s worst jail riots, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2015

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Historical child abuse: Key investigations – BBC News

‘There are a number of ongoing investigations and inquiries – criminal and otherwise – into historical abuse allegations at institutions across the UK. Here is a guide to the key inquiries and their scope.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Home secretary: Cyril Smith cover-up claims ‘could lead to prosecutions’ – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has said the claims a police investigation into the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was scrapped, and corruption blocked other historic police operations into child abuse, were “shocking and could lead to criminal prosecutions”.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Child abuse inquiry gets statutory footing as new panel members named – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Four new panel members, including the author of a report on sexual exploitation in Rotherham, have been appointed to the reformed independent inquiry into child abuse, the home secretary has announced.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2015

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MPs ‘dismayed’ that police continue to compile database of faces – The Guardian

‘A committee of MPs has condemned police for continuing to upload custody photographs, including of people never charged, to a face recognition database, despite a high court judgement that ruled the practice was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2015

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Cyril Smith abuse allegations: Cabinet Office denies cover-up – The Guardian

‘Documents released to Mail on Sunday reveal Margaret Thatcher knew of child abuse allegations against Rochdale MP before he was given knighthood.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2015

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‘What crime have I committed to be held like this?’: inside Yarl’s Wood – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2015 in asylum, attempts, detention, elderly, immigration, inquiries, news, refugees, suicide, women by sally

‘Migrants and asylum seekers can be locked up at the high-security detention centre indefinitely. Reports of abuse, self-harm and suicide are rife. Now MPs are calling for an end to the ‘expensive, ineffective and unjust’ system. In a rare report, inmates describe their misery.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2015

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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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