Bereaved families launch petition & campaign on legal aid for inquests

Cases in the UKsource: Ekklesia
published: 27 February 2019

Bereaved families and INQUEST have launched a campaign, Now or Never! Legal Aid for Inquests. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely supported proposals and overwhelming evidence in favour of fair legal funding for bereaved people.

The campaign is calling for the government to reconsider this decision and urgently introduce automatic non-means tested legal aid funding to bereaved families following a state-related death. The detail of this proposal is outlined in a new briefing by INQUEST.

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New Photo Gallery : UFFC Rally 2016

UFFC: The children affected - Image credit Wasi Daniju
UFFC : The children affected – Image credit Wasi Daniju

source: 4WardEver UK
published: 7 November 2016

Take a look at the new gallery of images from the United Families & Friends Campaign annual rally and protest that took place in October 2016.

Many thanks for contributions from INQUEST and Wasi Daniju.

Some 400 people joined a procession in London to commemorate those who have died in police custody. The march was organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign. This was the 18th year of the event. See the 2016 gallery here >

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IAP analysis on deaths in custody 2000-2014

Borstal young offender prison cellsource: The IAP
published: December 2015

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody has published the fifth statistical report into deaths in custody – covering the period 2000-2014.

The IAP Panel has a commitment to publishing a statistical analysis of all deaths in state custody for each calendar year as data becomes available.  As previously, the report shows a breakdown of all recorded deaths in state custody and contains information on the following:

  • Deaths in state custody by setting;
  • Deaths in prison and YOI by gender;
  • Deaths in Prison and YOI settings by ethnicity;
  • Deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act;
  • Natural cause-related deaths across custodial sectors;
  • Restraint-related deaths across all custodial sectors;
  • Deaths cause by other (including homicide);
  • Deaths in custody by gender and ethnicity breakdown for 2014;
  • Self-inflicted deaths by custodial setting & broken down by gender and age groups.

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