Grenfell Tower fire: Police ask for £38m to fund investigation – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2018 in budgets, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has asked the Home Office to pay £38m for its Grenfell Tower fire investigation.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2018

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Human rights commission to launch its own Grenfell fire inquiry – The Guardian

‘Britain’s human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that will examine whether the government and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea failed in their duties to protect life and provide safe housing.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2017

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Inquiry announced into case of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in doctors, inquiries, news by sally

‘The government will launch an independent national inquiry into the actions of the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail in August after carrying out needless surgery on patients who were left traumatised and scarred.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Attorney general’s office investigates social media posts which may identify Jon Venables – Daily Telegraph

‘The attorney general’s office has announced an inquiry into social media messages which may identify Jon Venables.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Inquiry into social media messages that may identify Jon Venables -The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into social media messages which may breach the worldwide legal injunction preventing identification of the convicted child killer Jon Venables.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry ‘needs a diverse panel’ – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2017 in diversity, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The Grenfell Tower fire inquiry could become a whitewash unless there is a diverse panel to oversee proceedings, survivors and bereaved families say. They say chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick should sit with people from a range of backgrounds who understand the issues facing those affected by the blaze, in which 71 people died on 14 June.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep.17: Prospects for the Tainted Blood Inquiry – 1 COR

Posted November 28th, 2017 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘Theresa May has announced a statutory inquiry into how contaminated blood transfusions infected thousands of people with hepatitis C and HIV. Rosalind English talks to Jim Duffy about how it will differ from earlier investigations.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th November 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep 18: Do Judge Led Inquiries work? – 1 COR

Posted November 28th, 2017 in inquiries, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘With ongoing public inquiries into tainted blood and historic child sexual abuse, Matt Hill and Gideon Barth discuss the effectiveness of judge led inquiries with Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th November 2017

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Electronic tag misuse inquiry leads to 29 people charged – BBC News

‘Two former staff at the Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) are among 29 people charged after an inquiry into the misuse of tags fitted on offenders.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2017

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Sir Brian Leveson asked to advise ministers on second press inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2017 in consultations, government departments, inquiries, media, news by tracey

‘Sir Brian Leveson has been asked to advise ministers on holding the second part of a public inquiry into the British press and is reviewing submissions made by newspapers on future regulation of the sector.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2017

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I was a victim of undercover police abuse. I fear we won’t get justice – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in anonymity, inquiries, news, police, spying, victims by sally

‘Here in the Royal Courts of Justice we are listening for crumbs of information about the officers who used and abused us. But nothing is revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Cyril Smith inquiry: PM’s pledge on ex-Rochdale MP’s documents – BBC News

‘Prime Minister Theresa May has made assurances documents relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Caldey Island sexual abuse independent inquiry call – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in child abuse, children, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Victims of historical sexual abuse at a monastery on Caldey Island deserve an independent inquiry, a support group has said.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Police tsar admits Sir Edward Heath inquiry ‘flaws’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The outcome of Wiltshire police’s investigation into Sir Edward Heath is “unsatisfactory”, the force’s own crime commissioner has admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2017

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MI5 and police cleared of any liability over terror attacks in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2017 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Official reviews will clear MI5 and the police of making serious mistakes that allowed terrorists to strike Britain in four attacks this year, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2017

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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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