Inquests: The impact of COVID-19, work related deaths and Article 2 ECHR

Deaths from COVID-19 are likely to give rise to the requirement to hold inquests in a wide variety of cases. This will likely pose a substantial challenge to coroners in both the timing and scope of these inquests, particularly where deaths are also linked to arguable breaches of Article 2 of the ECHR and alleged failures by the state to protect from infection.

In this article Thomas Coke-Smyth and Ruth Broadbent consider the impact of COVID-19, work related deaths and Article 2 ECHR on inquests.

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