A short series of webinars where we discussed what role inquests, a public inquiry, and Article 2 ECHR will play in ensuring COVID19 deaths are investigated and lessons are learned from the crisis.

Webinar 1 – Inquests and COVID19:  Ross Beaton & Rose Harvey-Sullivan

  • The impact of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Chief Coroner’s Guidance: inquest or public inquiry?
  • What are the reporting requirements for COVID19 deaths?
  • How will the crisis affect non-COVID investigations?

View this webinar here.

Webinar 2 – Article 2 ECHR and COVID19: James Robottom & Kate Temple-Mabe

  • What are the UK’s Article 2 obligations during the crisis?
  • When will an inquest be required into workplace or patient deaths?
  • Do alleged failures in preparation and PPE breach Article 2?
  • What does the Article 2 investigative duty require?
  • Will the disproportionate impact on BAME communities be fully investigated

View this webinar here.

James Robottom and Rose Harvey-Sullivan have also written an article, published by Lexis Nexis considering key elements of the latest guidance and explore its implications for inquests arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The article can be found here.

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