The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened, in the first change to the firearms code for 17 years. The new code brings greater clarity to the process of approving use of less lethal weapons.
Research & Reports
The 2019 annual report of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) paints a picture of US capital punishment withering on the vine yet continuing to display shocking flaws and injustices.
Indigenous deaths in custody have worsened in the 12 months since Guardian Australia released its Deaths Inside project, with 17 more deaths recorded since August last year.
Introduction by 4WardEverUK – “Although the articles featured on this page are a few years old, we felt it important to give this debate further exposure once more, and ask; “How can a condition not recognised by medical institutions be used to explain away controversial deaths”
“To date there have been 1717 deaths in police custody or otherwise following contact with the police in England & Wales since 1990” Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring team.
4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign are calling on affected families to support new research to be conducted by Dr Nadine El-Enany, examining what drives campaigns and what families understand justice to mean.
During 2017, 4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign had put their support behind new research conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the affected families.
The INQUEST Skills and Support Toolkit is a resource for families and friends dealing with the aftermath of a sudden bereavement, and helps to build a range of skills to support their rights and access to information.