Archive for the 'death in custody' Category

Teenage deaths in prison cause mounting concern – The Guardian

“Campaigners have voiced mounting concern over the recent deaths of five teenagers in five jails across England in just five weeks. In the latest case, Ryan Clark, aged 17, was found hanging in his cell at Wetherby young offenders’ institution, near Leeds, while on remand on 18 April. He was the first person under the age of 18 to die in prison custody for more than three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC investigates after east London man dies in police custody – The Guardian

“The independent police watchdog is investigating after a father-to-be died in police custody following an apparent altercation at a pub in east London.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unlawful restraint ‘contributed to death of boy in custody’ – The Guardian

“Inquest jury finds serious system failure at secure training centre where Adam Rickwood, 14, killed himself.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Second inquest into death of youngest person to die in custody begins – The Guardian

“A second inquest into the death of the youngest person to die in custody begins today after a high court battle. Adam Rickwood was just 14 when he died in August 2004. He was found hanging in his cell in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC), County Durham, hours after he was restrained by staff.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2010] EWCA Civ 1443; [2010] WLR (D) 331

“There were perceptible and sound policy reasons why the defence of ex turpi causa non oritur actio did not form part of the Strasbourg jurisprudence, save when the matter came to just satisfaction. To introduce it into a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 would be to create a barrier which citizens of other member states did not face.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Deaths in police custody since 1998: 333; officers convicted: none – The Guardian

“A total of 333 people have died in or following police custody over the past 11 years, but no officer has ever been successfully prosecuted, according to a watchdog’s report.”

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The Guardian,

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD silence raises fears of custody deaths in Afghanistan – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is refusing to disclose whether any individuals have died in British military custody in Afghanistan, raising concerns that a number of people may have been killed during interrogation.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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