Joint Committee on human rights deaths in custody
The Commission welcomes the Joint Committee’s decision to examine, in
particular, the numerous human rights issues around the investigative process that
should follow a death in custody. The Commission would therefore like to draw
the Joint Committee’s attention to the attached documents, namely a copy of our
intervention in the Amin case in the House of Lords in July past, with an annex. In
summary, our view is that in all cases of death in custody, an independent inquiry
(more than just an inquest) should be held.