Mousa and others, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 2941 (Admin) – read judgment
Earlier this year, the High Court ordered that an approach based upon a coroner’s inquest would be the most appropriate form of inquiry under Article 2 EHCR into claims of ill treatment or killings of civilians by the British armed forces in Iraq (see Adam Wagner’s post on this decision). Here the President of the Queen’s Bench sets out the Court’s views as to the form such inquiries should take.
- A designated Judge, Leggatt J, has been appointed to oversee the conduct of the inquiry.
- An inquiry ought to be commenced as soon as it is clear that there will be no prosecution in cases to which the Article 2 obligation to hold an inquiry attaches
- To ensure that the Inspector is able to determine how each death occurred, it should be open…
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