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R (Palmer and Palmer) v HM Coroner for Worcestershire and (1) Worcestershire County Council (2) Chief Constable of West Mercia Police (interested parties)

Authors / Contributors: Debra Powell , Bridget Dolan
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R (Palmer and Palmer) v HM Coroner for Worcestershire and (1) Worcestershire County Council (2) Chief Constable of West Mercia Police (interested parties)
   
Issue: Whether the Art 2 general duty to protect the life of the deceased was breached by the actions of state bodies and their responses to threats to the deceased’s life; whether there was a real and immediate threat to the life of the deceased that gave rise to any Art 2 operational duty towards him; whether the Art 2 investigatory duty was engaged so as to require an enhanced investigation, and hence an inquest, to be held.
   
Court: Administrative Court
   
Reference:   CO/9078/2010
   
Neutral Citation:   [2011] EWHC 1453 (Admin)
   
Judge(s): Hickinbottom J
   
Date: 9 June 2011