Familii Unite nu:10 custodie decese petiţie
În ianuarie 2012 the United Families & Prieteni campaniei (UFFC) launched an ambitious petition appeal that calls for an independent judicial inquiry into all suspicious deaths in custody.
The Unite Familii & Prieteni campaniei (UFFC) este o coaliţie de familiile şi prietenii celor care au murit în custodia de ofiţeri de poliţie şi penitenciare, precum si cei care au murit în detenţie psihiatrică şi imigraţia. Ea are, de asemenea, membri şi susţinători din partea grupurilor de campanie şi de advocacy a organizaţiilor din întreaga Marea Britanie.
The Consultativ independent Panou pe Decese în raportul publicat în custodie 2011 Statele: în total, s-au 5,998 decese înregistrate pentru 11 de ani de la 2000 a 2010. Aceasta este o medie de 545 de decese pe an. În ciuda faptului că au fost 11 verdicte ilegale de la uciderea 1990 nu a existat niciodată o urmărire penală de succes.
US civil rights veteran, Rev Jesse Jackson supports the inquiry campaign.
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Campaign representatives have said; “Our joint efforts have yielded some results. Cu toate acestea, these have not addressed the lack of justice in outstanding cases.
“We believe that equitable dispensation justice in the UK must be done and be seen to be done if the general public are to enjoy high levels of trust and confidence in the fair administration of justice.
“The poor quality and speed of independent investigations conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and an Inquest process that is seriously under resourced, subject to delay and limited in remit and is not fit for purpose. Both critically fail to protect or support the rights of victims or their families”.
Amongst the demands of UFFC are the replacement of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to ensure a truly independent body. That deaths in psychiatric detention must be subject to a system of properly funded investigation that is completely independent of the Health Service and that officers and officials should never be allowed to collude over their evidence and statements of fact.
Families have also long argued the unequal allocation of legal resources in custody death cases and believe there should be an automatic right to non means tested legal aid for families. “There is a lack of funds for family legal representation at Inquests whilst officers and NHS staff get full legal representation from the public purse – this is unbalanced”.
The petition will run until January 2013.
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