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Resources tagged with "Positive obligations"


  • photo for Public law, public inquiries and public accountability

    Public law, public inquiries and public accountability

    December 8 2016 | Conference papers | By Jesse Nicholls

    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

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    Top Public Law Cases of the Year 2016

    November 2 2016 | Conference papers | By Monica Carss-Frisk QC, Iain Steele & Nusrat Zar

    The number and diversity of JR cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of the Administrative Court’s workload. The selection of cases here (from September 2015 to August 2016) necessarily reflects our personal choice, and no doubt there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised in chronological order.

  • photo for Investigating the NHS and Defending Patient Safety

    Investigating the NHS and Defending Patient Safety

    June 24 2016 | Conference papers | By Jesse Nicholls

    Mid-Staffordshire, Morecambe Bay, Winterbourne View, Southern Health. Sadly the NHS is far from immune from preventable deaths, individual and systemic abuse, and deficient investigations into its own failings. The need for effective systems that will prevent death and serious harm, protective duties that require staff to take operational measures to protect those in their care, and robust, searching investigations into deaths and incidents of mistreatment are needed in healthcare and clinical settings now more than ever.

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    THE LEGAL BASIS OF THE DUTY TO INVESTIGATE (1)

    May 12 2016 | Conference papers | By Henrietta Hill QC

    The “duty” on the State to conduct an investigation into events of significant public concern or interest is not in fact a single duty, but incorporates some duties, and a wide range of powers, derived from common law, statutory and international law sources, which can often overlap in the same case. This is one of two papers by Henrietta Hill QC and Adam Straw presented as part of PLP's 'By Public Demand: Inquiries, Investigations and the Law confercne in April 2016.

  • photo for Private Law Claims under Article 2 & 3 ECHR

    Private Law Claims under Article 2 & 3 ECHR

    July 10 2015 | Conference papers | By Heather Williams QC & Jesse Nicholls

    This paper considers how to use the protective and investigative obligations under Articles 2 and 3 in private law claims to secure accountability where public authorities fail to protect people in their care, fail to investigate and protect people against risks posed by other private individuals, or fail to investigate violations of the state's duty to protect people from death and serious harm.

  • photo for The European Charter on Fundamental Rights

    The European Charter on Fundamental Rights

    October 20 2014 | Conference papers | By Hugh Southey QC

    The European Charter on Fundamental Rights is increasingly being relied on in judicial review. However there is some confusion about what it is and when it can be relied upon. This talk / paper will attempt to clarify some of the key issues.