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Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for national oversight body to prevent prison deaths

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On 3rd May 2017

Following a call by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights for a national oversight mechanism to ensure that lessons are learned from deaths in prisons, Clair Hilder reflects on the growing number of cases that demonstrate the failure of our current system to protect vulnerable prisoners.

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (the JCHR) is currently carrying out an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison, looking at three broad themes…

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A man wrongfully arrested whilst shopping in Waitrose has potential case against the police or the supermarket

Cormac McDonough

Posted by Cormac McDonough | Senior Associate
On 16th February 2017

The Guardian newspaper recently published an article about a man who was wrongfully arrested whilst shopping in Waitrose in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. A legal commentator quoted in the piece suggested the man had little possibility of legal redress but Cormac McDonough argues, he could have potentially brought a claim,

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Metropolitan Police Service criticised for failing London’s children

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On 18th January 2017

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Windsor has said that; “protecting the vulnerable, particularly children is perhaps the most important job that police officers and staff undertake.” Yet, the Metropolitan Police Service, the largest police service in England and Wales, has severely failed vulnerable children, it has come to light in a recent, damning, report.

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Aggrieved about Orgreave? We should be

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On 21st December 2016

On 31 October 2016, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd decided that there would not be any inquiry into the so called Battle of Orgreave. She said in a written statement that there would “be very few lessons for the policing system today to be learned from any review of the events and practices of three decades ago”, a surprising statement given that trust in the police is currently arguably at an all-time low.

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