British soldier shot comrade dead ‘after mistaking him for target’ during training exercise, inquiry finds – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in accidents, armed forces, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A young soldier was shot dead by a comrade who mistook him for a target during a flawed training exercise, an inquiry has found.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

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Inquiries into historical events have a troubled past: will history repeat itself?- UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 13th, 2017 in blood products, health, inquests, inquiries, legal history, news by tracey

‘The announcement of a statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal may be a major step towards uncovering the truth for those affected. But an inquiry into historical events has its own unique challenges and potential pitfalls. Before it even commences, can the Government ensure the inquiry retains the confidence of victims, families and the public?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2017

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Independence and public inquiries – why you need it and how you can lose it – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 10th, 2017 in inquiries, judiciary, news by tracey

‘There is a scene in “Yes Minister” in which the beleaguered Jim Hacker is contemplating a public inquiry into the latest failing of his department. He warily suggests to his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, that perhaps the judge chairing the inquiry could be leant on to come up with a favourable outcome. Sir Humphrey is outraged at this violation of the separation of powers. Surely the Minister wasn’t serious? After all, wouldn’t it be better to appoint a judge who didn’t need to be leant on in the first place?
Jim Duffy’s recent post on the Contaminated Blood Inquiry – and the importance of an inquiry being independent and being seen to be independent – brought this encounter to mind. The ever more frequent calls for a “judge-led inquiry” must be a source of both pride and concern to the judiciary. Pride as “judge-led” is a synonym for a forensic, thorough and above all independent tribunal to assess the matter in question. We will come to the concern later.

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th November 2017

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Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse published name of alleged victim on its website – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is investigating a serious error after the name of an alleged sexual offences victim was published online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2017

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Dates of IICSA public hearings to 2019 – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 7 November 2017, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published the following dates of its public hearings to March 2019.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th November 2017

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Anthony Grainger: Inquiry into senior officer’s evidence – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer is being investigated over evidence he gave to a public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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The victims of Orgreave deserve justice and the truth – despite what the Government thinks – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2017 in assault, industrial action, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, trials by sally

‘The parallels between Hillsborough and Orgreave are alarming. The same attempt to divert blame from the police. The same methods to conceal the truth. In many cases, the same officers.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2017

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Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘A “prompt” and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017

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Inquiry to examine claims of abuse by Cyril Smith in Rochdale – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, residential care, sexual offences by sally

‘Allegations of sexual abuse at two children’s homes in Rochdale are due to be examined by the Independent Inquiry into child sexual abuse later.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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House of Lords committee to look into need for Brexit transition deal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 29th, 2017 in EC law, inquiries, international relations, news, select committees, speeches, treaties by sally

‘A House of Lords committee is to examine the legal basis for, and potential costs to the UK of, a time-limited Brexit transitional period.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th September 2017

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Calls for public inquiry as £37m compensation agreed for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2017 in compensation, doctors, health, inquiries, medical treatment, negligence, news, victims by sally

‘Victims of rogue cancer surgeon Ian Paterson yesterday called for a public inquiry into the regulation of private doctors as a High Court judge approved a £37 million compensation package for hundreds of people who suffered at his hands.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Abuse inquiry ‘should hear more evidence from Cyril Smith complainants’ – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in care homes, child abuse, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences by sally

‘More alleged victims of the former Liberal MP Cyril Smith and officials who investigated him should be allowed to testify at the child sexual abuse inquiry, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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Scandal of British troops cleared of Iraq death 14 years ago now facing fresh inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2017 in armed forces, death in custody, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘British troops finally cleared of wrongdoing over the death of an Iraqi civilian 14 years ago face the “insanity” of a fresh inquiry ordered by the Ministry of Defence, The Telegraph can disclose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2017

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Home Office launches inquiry into G4S finances – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in accounts, detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘Claims that G4S gave inaccurate financial information about the running of two immigration centres are being investigated, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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Grenfell Tower inquiry chairman refuses to let residents who survived fire help assess evidence – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in evidence, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The chairman of an inquiry into the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower has refused calls to allow a survivor of the disaster to be part of a team assessing evidence.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Finding truth but learning lessons? – Counsel

Posted September 12th, 2017 in inquiries, news by tracey

‘Quick to establish inquiries, are we getting any better at acting on their recommendations? Tom Kark QC and Polly Dyer consider the efficacy of the modern public inquiry system.’

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Counsel, September 2017

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Lawyers seek judicial review against PM over Grenfell inquiry panel – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2017 in diversity, fire, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Emergency legal proceedings have been lodged against the prime minister in the high court over the lack of ethnic and religious diversity on the panel of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, which begins on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2017

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Child sexual abuse inquiry to consider Edward Heath report – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The controversial police investigation into allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile will be considered by the London-based child sexual abuse inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: lawyers warn Theresa May she may be breaching inquiry laws – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in equality, fire, inquiries, legislation, London, news, statutory duty by sally

‘Lawyers acting for the family of one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster have written to the prime minister, warning her that she may be in breach of key laws relating to the public inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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Ex-MP Harvey Proctor seeks assurances over sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in costs, inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former MP who was falsely accused of child sex abuse in a recent inquiry has demanded assurances that his accuser will not receive special legal status.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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