||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 456 (Mar)
|| EWCA Civ 390
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lord Woolf CJ, Laws and Dyson LJJ
||Patrick O'Connor QC and Martin Sorjoo (instructed by Imran Khan & Partners) for the claimant in the first case.
||Ben Emmerson QC and Peter Weatherby (instructed by Howells) for the claimant in the second case.
||Jonathan Crow, Rabinder Singh and Martin Chamberlain (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State and the coroner.
||27 March 2002
Human rights - Life - Deprivation - Prisoner being murdered in custody by cellmate - Secretary of State declining to hold public inquiry - Whether obligation of state to investigate death requiring that public inquiry with participation by deceased's family be held - European Convention on Human Rights, art 2.
Publicity and family participation were not necessarily discrete compulsory requirements which had to be distinctly and separately fulfilled in every case where the duty of the state to investigate a death under art2 of the European Convention on Human Rights arose. When it was necessary in order to vindicate art2 for an inquest jury to give, in effect, a verdict of neglect, it was permissible to do so.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary