In England and Wales, the inquest regime is part of the way in which the United Kingdom gives effect to the obligations1 of Article 22 and the inquest is the means by which the state ordinarily discharges its procedural obligation to investigate under Article 23. The inquest procedure is capable of fulfilling the Article 2 requirements of an effective investigation4. To meet the procedural requirement of Article 2 an inquest ought ordinarily to culminate in an expression, however brief, of the jury's conclusion on the disputed factual issues at the heart of the case5. Article 2 does not, however,
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