Articles 2 & 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights: Current themes and recent developments

Articles 2 & 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights: Current themes and recent developments


CategorySeminar Archive Author Sean Wilken QC, Eleanor Grey QC, Jenni Richards QC, Kristina Stern SC Date

This seminar will examine:

  • Articles 2, 3 and the UK Government’s Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism strategy;
  • Procedural obligations to investigate in the event of death;
  • Discharging obligations by inquests or public inquiries;
  • Life-threatening injuries and attempted suicides – the existence and extent of the Articles 2 & 3 obligations;
  • Recent case law: Scholes and R (D) v SSHD

Eleanor Grey is a member of the Treasury “A” Panel. She was Junior Counsel to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry, Counsel to the Ayling and Kerr/Haslam Inquiries, and Junior Counsel for the Authorities of the House of Commons in the Hutton Inquiry. She has acted in an advisory capacity for parties involved in various other public inquiries, as well as advising extensively on the ECHR obligations to investigate deaths or life-threatening incidents.

Jenni Richards specialises in public law across a number of areas, including healthcare, prisons, local government powers and asylum.  She acted for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the recent case of Scholes.  She is a member of the Treasury A Panel.

Sean Wilken is a member of the Treasury A Panel. He is currently Counsel for the SSHD and UK Government in the terrorist deportation cases and in relation to terrorism and counterterrorism

Kristina Stern has a broad ranging practice including public and private law. She was recently instructed by the Claimant before both Munby J. and in the Court of Appeal in the case of LD which considered the content of the Article 2/3 investigative obligation in the case of a suicide attempt in custody. She is on the Treasury B Panel.


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