Investigating Deaths in Hospital in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is pleased to be able to put into the public domain this report prepared for the Commission by Professor Tony McGleenan who is also a practising barrister. The report forms part of a larger body of work which the Commission is undertaking in the area of death investigations. We are conscious that deaths in hospital are but one category of deaths which need, at times, to be investigated. The mechanisms needed to satisfy Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, now part of the law of Northern Ireland by virtue of the Human Rights Act 1998, may differ from those needed in relation to other categories of deaths.