Is The Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Bill ‘Fatally’ Flawed? – Each Other

Posted August 10th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘Human rights and civil liberty groups have criticised the government’s proposals to grant an effective amnesty for crimes committed as part of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The ‘Troubles’ is a term used to describe a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted over 30 years, up until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill attempts to address more than 1,000 unsolved killings. Now, rights groups have said the Bill violates the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Each Other, 10th August 2022

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Sussex PCs used baton and Taser on elderly man in wheelchair – BBC News

‘Gross misconduct notices have been served on two police officers who used a baton, a Taser and incapacitant spray on a man in a wheelchair.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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SAS killings: Ministry of Defence proposes judge-led review – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, police, reports, unlawful killing by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence has proposed an independent review of how it handled allegations that the SAS executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Monmouth: Cyclist jailed for fatal crash with pedestrian – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A cyclist who hit a pedestrian as she walked on a pavement, causing her death, has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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SAS reports reveal troubling pattern of suspicious deaths in Afghanistan – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2022 in Afghanistan, armed forces, BBC, detention, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances, according to a BBC investigation.’

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BBC News, 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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Oldham doctor who killed woman in botched procedure jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2022 in doctors, hospitals, imprisonment, negligence, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by sally

‘A doctor who carried out a botched procedure that led to the death of a woman has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Lee Balkwell: Dad loses High Court case over son’s concrete mixer death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in complaints, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in 2002 has lost a High Court challenge against police over the investigation into his son’s death.’

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BBC News, 30th May 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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Snapchat drink driver Meirion Roberts jailed for death crash – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after killing his friend during a high-speed crash.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Home Secretary appoints chair to Sturgess inquiry – Home Office

Posted March 11th, 2022 in government departments, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Today, the Home Secretary has announced that Lord Hughes of Ombersley will chair the inquiry into the death of Dawn Sturgess, who died in July 2018 following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok.’

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Home Office, 10th March 2022

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Protecting the identity of a child whose sibling has been killed by their parents – Transparency Project

‘This was the issue in the landmark human rights case, Re S [2004] UKHL 47, in which Lord Steyn formulated the test in balancing privacy interests under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights with freedom of expression interests under Article 10. Lord Steyn’s formula is relied on (or should be) every time the media argue that it’s in the public interest to breach someone’s Article 8 rights. Likewise, every time an individual argues their privacy rights outweigh freedom of expression, we go to Re S.’

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Transparency Project, 8th 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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Raising a criminal case in the civil courts – St John’s Chambers

‘Allegations of criminal behaviour are normally tried in the criminal courts. But where a crime is either not prosecuted, or cannot be proved beyond reasonable doubt, the question may end up being tried in a civil court, even where the allegation is as serious as it could be, such as murder. This may cause difficulties where the evidence relied upon has been obtained by a third party, such as a police force whether in England or abroad, and the claimant is not in a position to give a detailed account of the allegation until that evidence is available.’

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St John's Chambers, 1st February 2022

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Essex concrete mixer death: Father mounts High Court challenge – BBC News

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer has claimed he may have been “deliberately killed”, the High Court heard.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2022

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NHS doctor killed his partner’s father with poison, civil court finds – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2022 in civil justice, doctors, families, news, poisoning, unlawful killing by tracey

‘An NHS doctor killed his partner’s father and almost caused the deaths of her and her mother by giving them a poison that is popular among murderers, a London court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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Hillsborough Law would ‘level scales of justice’, says mayor – BBC News

‘A Hillsborough Law is needed to ensure fairer treatment for bereaved families, Liverpool City Region’s mayor has said.
Steve Rotheram and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the government needs to “level the scales of justice”.
They are calling for measures recommended in a 2017 report, based on the experiences of Hillsborough families, to be enshrined in law.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2022

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The investigative duty and ‘historic’ allegations – when is the duty engaged? – UK Police Law Blog

‘In the same week that Dominic Raab unveiled his proposals for a new Bill of Rights, Parliament’s intent when it enacted the existing human rights framework has also been the subject of scrutiny by the Supreme Court. In the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) (Nos 1, 2 and 3) [2021] UKSC 55, the Court has provided guidance on three key matters: the extent to which the investigative duty under articles 2/3 of the European Convention of Human Rights is engaged in pre-commencement deaths (the ‘Temporal Scope Issue’); when new evidence revives the investigative obligation (the ‘Brecknell Issue’); and how courts assess the independence of investigations (the ‘Independence Issue’).’

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UK Police Law Blog, 20th December 2021

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‘Harper’s law’ may not deliver promised mandatory life sentences for killing police, experts say – The Independent

‘Legal experts have raised questions over a law the justice secretary promised would mean “mandatory life sentences” for people who accidentally kill police officers.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2021

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