Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A highly experienced magistrate – Richard Page – has been sacked for airing views opposing same-sex couples being allowed to adopt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2016

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Battlelines drawn as shaken baby syndrome controversy set to run – The Guardian

‘Shaken baby syndrome is back in the news. Monday’s BBC Panorama programme focused on this most contentious of subjects and was itself prompted by the General Medical Council’s prosecution of Dr Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist who used to give evidence against those charged with injuring their baby but now provides expert evidence in their defence. On Friday she was found guilty by the GMC of giving “expert opinion evidence outside your field of expertise” in several cases that came before the criminal or family courts, and could be struck off the medical register as a result.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice – The Guardian

‘A leading doctor faces being struck off for challenging the theory about the infant condition. It’s like Galileo all over again.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2016

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Doctor who doubted shaken baby syndrome misled courts, panel rules – The Guardian

‘A Leading doctor who cast doubt on claims that parents had shaken their babies to death has been found guilty of misleading the courts.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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Poppi Worthington: Coroner orders fresh inquest into toddler’s death – The Independent

‘A new inquest into the unexplained death of a 13-month-old girl is to be held.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2016

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Abuse survivors ‘re-victimised’ through family court process – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of domestic abuse should not endure the trauma of being cross-examined by their abusers in court, a national charity has recommended in a study on child deaths.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death: toddler was sexually assaulted by father, says judge – The Guardian

‘A baby who died in suspicious circumstances had been sexually assaulted by her father just before her death, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Man guilty of killing unborn baby by kicking mum’s stomach – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his unborn baby by stamping on the stomach of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2015

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Father jailed for tipper truck crash that killed son on his 12th birthday – The Guardian

‘A tipper truck driver has been jailed for five-and-half years after the lorry he was driving rolled, killing his son.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Prisons inspector welcomes improved restraint systems after deaths of two children – The Guardian

‘The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has welcomed “significant improvements” in the handling and restraint of children in custody following the deaths of two boys in 2004.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2015

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Liam Laverick jailed for killing baby son Tommy Lee – BBC News

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‘A father who killed his four-week-old son has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2015

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Rebecca Kandare death: Parents jailed for malnourished baby killing – BBC News

‘The parents of a dying baby girl, who failed to seek urgent medical care for her because of their religious beliefs, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2015

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Mid Staffs NHS trust admits ‘very significant’ breaches over patient deaths – The Guardian

‘The NHS trust that ran Stafford hospital has pleaded guilty to “very significant” health and safety breaches connected to the deaths of four elderly patients in its care.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2015

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Wife and child killer Tariq Khan jailed for 25 years – BBC News

‘A 27-year-old man who stabbed his pregnant wife to death has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2015

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Adam Stokes jailed for killing baby daughter Scarlett – BBC News

‘A father who shook his nine-week-old daughter to death has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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MPs to debate children’s carbon monoxide deaths in Corfu hotel – The Guardian

‘The deaths of two children from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu will be debated in parliament next week.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2015

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Owner of dog that killed baby girl is jailed for possessing dangerous animal – The Guardian

‘Th owner of a dog that mauled an 11-month-old girl to death has been jailed for 18 weeks after being found guilty of possessing a dangerous animal.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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Oliver Sargent death: Safeguarding opportunities missed – BBC News

‘Health professionals missed “several opportunities” to safeguard an 11-month-old boy before he died of a skull fracture inflicted by his father, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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Father jailed for 10 years for manslaughter of 11-month-old son – The Guardian

‘The father convicted of the killing of his “smiley and cheerful” 11-month-old son has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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No murder trial for mother who suffocated disabled children – The Guardian

‘A mother who admitted suffocating her three disabled children before trying to kill herself will not face trial for murder, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2014

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