Inquests and Article 2 ECHR – Caroline Cross and Suzanne Lambert
The highlights of the Public Law Seminar given by members of 1 Crown Office Row are now available for podcast download here or from iTunes under Law Pod UK, Episodes 13, 14 and 15. For non-Apple devices the podcasts are available via the Audioboom app.
For ease of reference the following three posts set out the introductions to each of the presentations and the case citations. Click on the heading for PDF copies of each of the presentations.
Article 2 ECHR has had a profound impact upon coronial law, no more so than in relation to deaths in custody/detention and mental health deaths.
This talk will cover the following topics: mental health inquests; terrorism inquests (and inquiries); and detention inquests. Through these lenses, we will examine a number of developments in coronial law over the past 18 months and draw out relevant themes.
We discuss a number of cases in relation to mental health and detention inquests.
Case references in podcast
P v Cheshire West and Chester Council  UKSC 19
R (on the application of Ferreira) and HM Senior Coroner for Inner London South, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Intensive Care Society and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Justice  EWCA Civ 31
Austin v UK (2012) 55 EHRR 359
Tyrrell v HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington  EWHC 1892 (Admin)
R (Tainton) v HM Senior Coroner for Preston and West Lancashire  EWHC 1396 (Admin)
R (Hamilton-Jackson) v Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway  EWHC 1796 (Admin)
R (Scarff and Ors) v Governor HMP Woodhill and Secretary of State for Justice  EWHC 1194 (Admin)