Tag Archives: Coroners

Ministers Given Power to Replace Inquests with Secret Inquiries

Last week the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 was passed by Parliament. The act gives ministers the power to order an secret inquiry, without a jury, be held instead of a coroner’s inquest. I think inquests should be open, public, processes during which the circumstances of a death are determined discussed. An outcome should be [...]

Opposing Secret Inquests with Government Appointed Coroners and no Juries.

David Howarth (Cambridge MP), I would like to urge you to remove clause 64 and 65 of the Counter-Terrorism Bill which proposes to introduce inquests in secret, without juries and enable the appointment of special Government appointed coroners. I believe coroners ought to be trusted fulfill their role with integrity and it is necessary for [...]