Public law, public inquiries and public accountability

Public law, public inquiries and public accountability

using judicial review to investigate State failures

This paper considers some of the obligations and powers under which the State comes to investigate deaths, incidents of serious harm and abuse, and other forms of wrongdoing. These obligations and powers can, in limited circumstances, be used in judicial review proceedings to challenge decisions of Government and other public authorities on whether to conduct an investigation, and, if so, what form of investigation is required.

Author: Jesse Nicholls

Publication date: December 8 2016