Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed: the time has come for the jury to decide – The Times

Posted March 19th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“The inquests of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed reached a watershed yesterday when, after almost six months, they called their 252nd – and probably final – witness.”

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The Times, 19th March 2008

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Fayed seeks judicial review in Diana inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2008 in inquests, judicial review, news by sally

“Mohamed Al Fayed will today seek permission for a judicial review to force Prince Philip to give evidence into the deaths of his son, Dodi, and of Diana, Princess of Wales.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2008

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No Burrell probe during inquest – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2008 in inquests, news, perjury by sally

“The Metropolitan police has said it will not launch a perjury investigation into ex-royal butler Paul Burrell until after the Princess Diana inquest concludes.”

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BBC News, 7th March 2008

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Burrell refuses to return to witness box at Diana inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, has refused to return from the US to explain a statement he made to an undercover reporter that he had not told the whole truth when he gave evidence at the inquest into her death.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Inquest criticises Navy over officer death – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The Royal Navy was criticised by an inquest jury yesterday over the death of a female officer who was left lying in a coma on the floor of her cabin by shipmates who thought she was drunk.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

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Coroner urges action on armoured vehicles – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“A coroner investigating the deaths of four British soldiers killed in Iraq by a bomb yesterday promised to press the government to improve the protection of armoured vehicles.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2008

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Coroner blasts ‘unforgiveable’ MoD over death of soldier – The Times

Posted February 15th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence has come under withering fire from a coroner after an inquest into the death of a young officer in Afghanistan was told troops were having to fight the Taleban without enough machineguns and night-vision goggles.”

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The Times, 15th February 2008

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Home Secretary Kenneth Clarke ‘blocked Diana Squidgygate tape inquiry’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2008 in inquests, investigatory powers, news, royal family by sally

“The former home secretary Kenneth Clarke blocked security services from launching investigations into the notorious ‘Squidgygate’ and ‘Camillagate’ tapes because of fears it would damage the reputation of MI5.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2008

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Inquest date set for Menezes case – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“The inquest into the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes will be held in September, it has been announced.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2008

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MPs’ anger over jury ban plans – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in inquests, juries, news by sally

“Government plans to give the home secretary powers to remove juries from some inquests are ‘astonishing’, an influential group of MPs says.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008
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Terrorism bill opens way for secret inquests – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2008 in inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“The government was yesterday criticised over plans to hold inquests without juries, which campaigners fear could limit hearings into the deaths of British soldiers and people shot by police.”

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The Guardian, 4th Febraury 2008

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Mental Health Campaign: Families demand full inquests for deaths in secure hospitals – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2008 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

“Hundreds of people with mental health problems are dying while detained in hospital but their deaths are not being fully investigated.”

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The Independent, 27th Janaury 2008

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Diana’s inquest: is it money well spent? – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Despite all the flak the coroner chairing the inquest of the late Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed is making the best of a difficult job.”

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The Times, 17th January 2008

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Coroner refuses MoD papers plea – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in armed forces, disclosure, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner has refused to return secret documents mistakenly handed to him by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a pre-inquest hearing was told.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Muslim teenager unlawfully killed – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2008 in inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“The Muslim teenager Shafilea Ahmed, whose body was found on the banks of a river, was unlawfully killed, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2008

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Baby death blamed on government – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2008 in health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“An inquest jury has blamed government failures for the death of a baby who was scalded when a water tank burst above her cot.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2008

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Council aware of boiler fault that killed baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“A water tank that burst, pouring boiling water over a baby, was fitted with a thermostat which the local council knew was prone to failure, an inquest jury has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

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Girl found dead in river “had feared a forced marriage” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in forced marriages, inquests, news by sally

“The parents of a 17-year-old girl whose badly decomposed body was found in a river may have been trying to force her into marriage against her will, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

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Woman whose family history was overlooked died while giving birth – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in birth, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman died while giving birth after a clerical error left her without specialist medical care, despite both her mother and her aunt having been killed by the same rare condition at exactly the same age, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Regina (Main) v Minister for Legal Aid – Times Law Reports

Posted December 18th, 2007 in human rights, inquests, law reports, legal aid by sally

Regina (Main) v Minister for Legal Aid

Court of Appeal

“An inquest held in public was an inquisitorial, not an adversarial process and the coroner could reasonably be expected to carry out a proper investigation without the assistance of counsel for any victims’ families.”

The Times, 18th December 2007

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