Archive for the 'inquiries' Category

Parliamentary committee suspends intellectual property rights inquiry – OUT-LAW.com

“A parliamentary committee has dropped its inquiry into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) and whether it is the right mechanism to protect copyright on the internet.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Gordon Brown phone-hacking inquiry halted by civil service – The Guardian

“Sir Gus O’Donnell, the cabinet secretary, blocked an attempt by Gordon Brown before the general election to hold a judicial inquiry into allegations that the News of the World had hacked into the phones of cabinet ministers and other high-profile figures.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deepcut families call for inquiry after review criticises police – The Independent

“Fresh demands for a public inquiry into the deaths of four young recruits shot at Deepcut Army barracks were issued last night after a new review revealed serious shortcomings in the way police investigated the cases.”

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The Independent, 13th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Torbay child sexual exploitation investigated – BBC News

“A major child abuse investigation is being carried out in Devon. Thousands of parents of children at secondary schools in Torbay and Teignbridge have been sent letters informing them of the investigation.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jack Straw hearing to end Iraq inquiry public hearings – BBC News

“Jack Straw is to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry for a third time, as its public hearings come to an end.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Network Rail: inquiry launched into ‘misuse of public funds and illicit payments’ – Daily Telegraph

“An inquiry has been launched into allegations that Network Rail, which runs the country’s track infrastructure, has been misusing public funds and claims senior officials received illicit payments.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

House of Commons inquiry – Law Society’s Gazette

“The House of Commons’ Justice Committee has launched an inquiry into the government’s recent legal aid green paper, inviting evidence on the likely impact of the reforms on the number and quality of legal aid practitioners, and whether the government’s civil justice proposals mirror the Jackson report.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Assisted dying inquiry will be fair, Falconer vows – The Guardian

“An inquiry into assisted dying in the UK will be objective and dispassionate, its chair, the former lord chancellor Lord Falconer, promised as it was launched today.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Disabled will suffer from assisted dying law, claim critics of new inquiry – Daily Telegraph

“Vulnerable elderly and disabled people will feel pressured to end their lives if the law on assisted dying is relaxed, disability campaigners have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chilcot inquiry’s credibility ‘is on edge of an abyss’ – The Guardian

“The credibility of the Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq is ‘on the edge of an abyss’ because of its lack of transparency, a leading international lawyer warned today.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS trust pays compensation to victims of ‘appalling’ patient care – The Guardian

“An NHS trust is paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation to bereaved relatives and victims of its ‘appalling’ patient care.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tony Blair summoned back to Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war – The Guardian

“Members of panel are believed to be concerned about damaging and conflicting evidence revealed since former PM’s last appearance.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dyfed-Powys Police acted correctly before girl’s murder – BBC News

“Police acted correctly when searching for a missing girl later murdered by her father, an inquiry has found.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2010

Spource: www.bbc.co.uk

Inquiry after police filmed hitting anti-fascist protester – The Guardian

“An investigation is under way after a police officer was filmed hitting an anti-fascist demonstrator in the face during a far-right rally.”

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The Guardian, 21st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Saville defends millions in fees to Bloody Sunday lawyers – Daily Telegraph

“Lord Saville of Newdigate defended the cost and length of the £200 million inquiry, which took more than 11 years, saying that it could not have been done cheaply or quickly if it was to be ‘thorough’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MPs set out list of torture inquiry demands in letter to judge – The Guardian

“An all-party group of MPs has written to the judge heading the inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition setting out the steps they believe are needed to establish the truth.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquest opens into death of barrister killed in armed siege – The Guardian

“An inquest will open today into the death of a wealthy barrister shot dead by police during an armed siege in London.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Soham report author says public inquiries are not worth the money – The Guardian

“Public inquiries are failing to restore public confidence and have ‘little impact’ on reforms, according to the former chairman of the Soham inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquiry into treatment of rape victims shelved – Daily Telegraph

“The £441,000 audit was launched last year after a series of major blunders by detectives investigating rape cases. But the decision to shelve it was taken after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, was asked to identify budget savings.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Inquiry into death of County Durham man in custody – BBC News

“An inquiry into the death of a County Durham man in police custody will focus on the actions of arresting officers, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disturbing case of young offender goes to European court – The Independent

“The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will this week hear claims from the British government that locking-up an emotionally disturbed young man and failing to prevent him from inflicting terrible self-harm does not merit an independent, public inquiry.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Phone-hacking row: government backs new inquiry – The Guardian

“Pressure mounts on Andy Coulson, as MPs call on the powerful standards and privileges committee to summon witnesses such as Rupert Murdoch to give evidence.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phone hacking claims to be debated by Parliament – BBC News

“MPs are to hold an emergency debate later to discuss the allegations of phone hacking by journalists at the News of the World.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New inquiry into Chinook crash which killed intelligence officers – Daily Telegraph

“An independent review is to be conducted into the crash of an RAF Chinook on the Mull of Kintyre which killed 25 senior intelligence officers and the aircraft crew, the government has announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Phone-hacking scandal: Theresa May defends police investigation – The Guardian

“Home secretary says it is not for government to decide whether there should be new inquiry into allegations against News of the World.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Manchester community reacts with anger as police cleared of violence – The Guardian

“Community groups in a formerly troubled area of Manchester have warned of serious damage to relations with the local police after an investigation cleared officers of undue violence at a street fracas.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Met asked to reveal what it knew about NoW hacking of officers’ phones – The Guardian

“Scotland Yard was tonight under fresh pressure to reveal what it knew about attempts by the News of the World to hack the phones of senior police officers.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

News of the World faces fresh phone hacking charge – The Guardian

“The government tonight came under pressure to set up a judicial inquiry into the phone hacking scandal at the News of the Wordl after the paper confirmed that it has suspended a journalist while it investigates new allegations of the unlawful interception of voicemail.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Carlile to investigate abuse at private school – BBC News

“Lord Carlile has been asked to lead an inquiry into child protection at a Roman Catholic private school.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police cleared over CS spray use in Brentwood – BBC News

“An inquiry into Essex police officers who arrested a man using CS spray has concluded the arrest was lawful.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jon Venables case: inquiry ordered into parole supervision – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Justice is to review how Jon Venables, one of the young killers of James Bulger, was supervised after his release from custody in 2001.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS Somerset to hold inquiry into killer care home boss – BBC News

“An NHS inquiry is to be held into how a former care home manager in Somerset was able to siphon off prescription drugs from the elderly people she nursed, the BBC can reveal.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Torture inquiry chairman is ‘compromised’ – BBC News

“The judge leading the inquiry into claims UK security services colluded in the torture of terror suspects abroad must be removed, a charity has said.”

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BBC News, 20th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

David Cameron must not compromise on torture – The Guardian

“The coalition should wait for the results of the torture inquiry before proposing legislation that bows to transatlantic pressure.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Torture inquiry will not lead to any prosecutions – The Guardian

“Sir Peter Gibson’s task in chairing the inquiry, David Cameron told MPs, will be to establish whether the British government and its intelligence agencies were involved in improper treatment of detainees held by other countries, and if so, to what extent. Gibson, a former appeal court judge, is trusted by MI5 and MI6 as the commissioner for the intelligence services, who draws up a short annual report on the work of the agencies based on evidence given to him in private.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Torture inquiry: Pressure from courts and victims forced government’s hand – The Guardian

“The scope of the torture inquiry outlined by David Cameron today (6 July) followed weeks of negotiations between Cameron and Nick Clegg; talks that were influenced by conversations not only with senior civil servants, but also with the security services, eminent judges and experts in international law.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government to compensate torture victims as official inquiry launched – The Guardian

“David Cameron today (6 July) ordered an unprecedented inquiry into evidence and allegations of British complicity in the torture and abuse of terror suspects.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tortured terror suspects to get official inquiry at last – The Guardian

“David Cameron is tomorrow expected to announce the terms of a long-promised, judge-led inquiry into allegations of MI5’s complicity in the torture of terror suspects and into how British citizens and residents are to be compensated for being detained at Guantánamo Bay.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chilcot inquiry: Iraq papers show Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair – The Guardian

“Tony Blair was warned by his government’s chief law officer that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal the day before he privately assured President George Bush he would support US-led military action, documents released today by the Chilcot inquiry reveal.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Iraq inquiry publishes legal advice to Blair on war – BBC News

“The Iraq inquiry has released details of the legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq after the documents were de-classified.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

David Cameron agrees terms of UK torture inquiry – The Guardian

“David Cameron and the foreign secretary, William Hague, are understood to have agreed the terms of a judge-led inquiry into claims that British security services were complicit in torture of terrorism suspects.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Iraq war inquiry to resume public hearings – The Independent

“The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War will resume public hearings today after a break of nearly four months because of the general election.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Report due into Kirk Reid police rape inquiry – BBC News

“The Metropolitan Police is expected to be criticised over its investigation of a sex attacker who targeted women in south-west London.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Results of Cherie Blair inquiry ‘were covered up’ – The Independent

“The body which investigates complaints against judges has been accused of covering up the full extent of an investigation into Cherie Blair over her decision to hand down a lenient sentence to a convicted man because he was ‘a religious person’.”

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The Independent, 21st June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bloody Sunday inquiry: too much, too late – The Guardian

“Lord Saville could have completed his inquiry into Bloody Sunday more quickly and cheaply if he had stuck to his remit.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday: Prosecutors say soldiers may face perjury charges – The Guardian

“State prosecutors in Northern Ireland and England confirmed tonight that they were considering prosecuting British soldiers for perjury in the light of the Saville inquiry’s conclusion that they lied about their role on Bloody Sunday.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ – The Independent

“Fourteen civilians killed on Bloody Sunday died as a result of ‘unjustifiable firing’ by British soldiers, the long-awaited Saville Inquiry found today.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Lawyers for Bloody Sunday families view Saville report – BBC News

“Lawyers for the families of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday and the soldiers involved are studying Lord Saville’s report on the events.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lord Saville — an outstanding legal mind defined by Bloody Sunday inquiry –

“It is an irony of the Bloody Sunday inquiry that the most expensive and long judicial investigation in history was chaired by a judge chosen for his efficiency.”

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The Times, 14th June 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

EHRC to launch inquiry into disability hate crimes – The Guardian

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to launch a probe into disability hate crimes and harassment after figures revealed that a person appears in court every working day charged with abusing the disabled – often violently.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ken Clarke sets up secret inquiry into police killing of Azelle Rodney – The Guardian

“A ‘secret’ judicial inquiry is to be held into the death of Azelle Rodney, an unarmed 24-year-old black Londoner who was shot by a Metropolitan police marksman five years ago, the new justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has announced.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Saville inquiry: key evidence from Bloody Sunday – The Guardian

“The Bloody Sunday inquiry sat between April 1998 and January 2005. Much of the evidence was new, some contradictory. Here are some of the most significant disclosures.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday killings to be ruled unlawful – The Guardian

“The long-awaited report into the Bloody Sunday massacre will conclude that a number of the fatal shootings of civilians by British soldiers were unlawful killings.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2010

Source:  www.guardian.co.uk

Council of Europe welcomes UK inquiry into torture and rendition – The Guardian

“The coalition government’s decision to hold an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture and rendition was today hailed by the Council of Europe as ‘a proper response’ which could offer an example to other nations.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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