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IPCC finds ‘significant failings’ in West Midlands Police’s discrimination complaints handling

IPCC finds ‘significant failings’ in West Midlands Police’s discrimination complaints handling

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has found “significant failings” in the way West Midlands Police handles complaints about discrimination. The IPCC examined 202 completed cases to see how West Midlands…

Deportees treated as commodities, says prisons inspector

Deportees treated as commodities, says prisons inspector

Some private security staff who carry out immigration deportations are acting unprofessionally and continue to use control techniques that are likely to escalate difficult situations, the chief inspector of prisons…

Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Shortly after he became President in 2009, Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within a year. “The detention facilities at Guantanamo for individuals covered by this order shall be…

If Britain is to be regarded as a civilised country, torture has no place in measures to protect itself

If Britain is to be regarded as a civilised country, torture has no place in measures to protect itself

The fallout from the “war on terror” is a process seemingly without end, and not the least of its consequences is what it appears to have done for civilised standards…

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

The Guardians' 'Justice on Trial' is ongoing series that aims to highlight cases where there are major concerns of a miscarriage of justice. Since the 1980s and 90s a flow…

Archive: Police use unauthorised weapons, Blair Peach jury told

Archive: Police use unauthorised weapons, Blair Peach jury told

Police officers on crime-fighting duties often use unauthorised weapons such as pick-axe handles and special heavier truncheons, the Blair Peach inquest at Hammersmith coroner's court was told yesterday. Blair's skull…

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Three men are facing the prospect of retrial under double jeopardy laws for one of Scotland’s most controversial unsolved killings. Sikh waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar was stabbed to death in…

Watchdog investigates officer who Tasered man during strip search

Watchdog investigates officer who Tasered man during strip search

A police force is fighting to block the release of CCTV footage that shows one of its officers firing a Taser at a naked man in a cell – despite…