Molly Russell inquest delayed to ensure social media posts handled ‘sensitively’ – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2022 in bereavement, children, coroners, delay, families, inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell was delayed by legal discussions on Tuesday as the coroner raised concerns about protecting people whose social media posts appear at the hearing.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2022

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Molly Russell’s inquest to put focus on big tech – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2022 in inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘Almost five years after she took her own life, the inquest into the death of teenager Molly Russell is due to begin.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2022

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Synod vote on “assisted suicide” – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 15th, 2022 in assisted suicide, Church of England, news, suicide by tracey

‘Following the debate on Dr Simon Eyre’s Private Members’ Motion on Assisted Suicide on 10 July 2022, General Synod voted 289 in favour, 25 against and 33 abstentions; the Church of England issued the Press Release More funding needed for palliative care, General Synod hears, in debate on Assisted Suicide.’

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Law & Religion UK, 12th July 2022

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Kettering deaths inquest: Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, domestic violence, inquests, news, suicide, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by her “jealous” boyfriend who then took his own life, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Dominic Ruck Keene outlines a case in which an article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services was quashed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2022

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High Court gives guidance on scope of article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2022 in bias, coroners, evidence, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘In R (Gorani) v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner West London [2022] EWHC1593 (QB), a Divisional Court comprising Macur LJ and Garnham J rejected on all grounds a wide-ranging challenge to the conduct of in inquest into a suicide. Of particular interest were the Court’s observations on the effect of a finding that the investigative duty under article 2, ECHR was engaged, and their clarification that a coroner does not need to hear submissions before refusing to make a ‘preventing future deaths’ report. That said, it is a broad and interesting judgment and deserves reading in full by those with an interest in coronial law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th June 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Jessie Earl: Coroner records verdict of unlawful killing Published14 hours ago – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquests, murder, news, police, suicide, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A woman found dead more than 30 years ago was murdered, a coroner has ruled, following a campaign by her family.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2022

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Police failed woman who killed herself in Blackburn cell, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Police officers failed a vulnerable and suicidal woman after arresting her and putting her in a police cell where she killed herself, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Inquiry investigates deaths of 1,500 NHS mental health patients in Essex – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquiries, medical treatment, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘The first inquiry of its kind held in England is investigating the deaths of 1,500 people who died while being cared for as patients of NHS mental health services in Essex.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2022

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Suicide by domestic violence: call to count the hidden toll of women’s lives – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of suicides a year could be linked to abuse at home. Experts want to collect better data to bring about real change.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2022

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A Decent Death: Stephen Sedley and My Death, My Decision – Law Pod UK

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in assisted suicide, judges, news, podcasts, suicide by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to Trevor Moore of the campaign group My Death, My Decision about UK laws on assisted dying, and they reflect on a speech given by former Court of Appeal judge Sir Stephen Sedley on the subject.’

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Law Pod UK, 21st February 2022

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Jack Ritchie inquest: Parents hope for gambling laws change – BBC News

‘The parents of a 24-year-old gambling addict hope an inquest into his death will speed up changes in betting laws.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2022

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Online safety law to be strengthened to stamp out illegal content – Home Office

‘Online Safety Bill strengthened with new list of criminal content for tech firms to remove as a priority.’

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Home Office, 4th February 2022

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Calls for urgent action as deaths in prisons hit record levels – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2022 in death in custody, mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘The government has been urged to change its “harmful and dangerous” prison system after the number of deaths among inmates hit record levels.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2022

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Prosecutors seek the public’s views on mercy killings and failed suicide pacts – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking views on a proposed update to legal guidance on homicide, to assist prosecutors considering the public interest when dealing with suspects in deaths arising out of failed suicide pacts and so called “mercy killings”.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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Family welcomes decision to strike off nurse after woman killed herself – The Independent

‘The parents of a vulnerable young woman who killed herself after she was refused a psychiatric bed have welcomed a decision to strike off one of the nurses involved, saying they hoped the move would help other families “appallingly failed by mental health services”.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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USA successfully appeals Assange case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 14th, 2021 in appeals, defence, extradition, news, suicide by tracey

‘In Government of the United States v Julian Assange [2021] EWHC 3313 (Admin), the High Court allowed the appeal of the United States of America against the ruling of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, thereby permitting the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the US where he faces criminal charges relating to the unlawful obtaining and publication of classified defence and national security materials.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th December 2021

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Deepcut deaths: army ‘treating victims’ families with contempt’ – The Guardian

‘The sister of Pte Sean Benton, who committed suicide at Deepcut barracks, has accused the British army of treating victims’ families with contempt after it emerged that the military had failed to honour a pledge made at his inquest in 2018.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2021

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People with mental illness in criminal justice system failed ‘at every stage’ – The Independent

‘The criminal justice system is “failing” people with a mental illness “at every stage”, a major report has found has found.’

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The Independent, 17h November 2021

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