204. Purposes of investigation.

The purposes of an investigation into a death which may amount to an Article 2 violation1 are to ensure2:

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    (1)     that the full facts are bought to light, so far as possible;

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    (2)     that culpable and discreditable conduct is exposed and brought to public notice;

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    (3)     that suspicion of deliberate wrong doing (if unjustified) is allayed;

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    (4)     that dangerous practices and procedures are rectified; and

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    (5)     that family members may have the satisfaction of knowing that lessons learned from the person's death may save the lives of others.