Latest issue of Inquest Law magazine out now
5 December 2013
The latest edition of Inquest Law magazine has now been published and is available to subscribers.
Inquest Law 28 features an in depth article by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen, who writes about the challenges and opportunities that have arisen in his first two years in office. Also in this issue is a piece by the recently retired Coroner for Norfolk, William Armstrong, who writes a thoughtful reflection on his 18 years as Coroner and the importance of the inquest, which he describes as a 'very special form of justice'. There is a comprehensive legal update with the latest domestic case law and also a focus on recent case law from the European Court of Human Rights.
This issue also features an extensive collection of casenotes written by leading lawyers in the field covering a variety of investigations and inquests including the restraint death of Jimmy Mubenga while being removed from the UK by G4S guards, several prison deaths including of two women and a vulnerable 19 year old, and a death in police custody raising important issues concerning police treatment of intoxicated detainees.
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‘I was already working with INQUEST, which is the organisation who monitor deaths in custody, and at one AGM I told the audience that what happened to these people [killed in police custody like Chistopher Alder, Roger Sylvester and many others] could happen to any of us. And then a couple of years later, I was standing in front of them again but now it had happened to my cousin. So my family and me were now “users” of Inquest. It shows you that none of us are immune – here am I, Benjamin Zephaniah, patron of INQUEST and client of INQUEST at the same time.’
– Benjamin Zephaniah