International Law Applies; Request for Historical Public Inquiries

Liz R (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

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Liz R (Account suspended)

Dear Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,

I am copying this to the MoJ

I am writing to request - under International and Common Law, a historical public inquiry
FOR EXAMPLE as to why Helen Rogan, an employee of a council (as an Occupational Therapist and not of known depressive illness, took her life and the life of her child?)

Was this due to pressure and fear conducted in secret family courts and secretive social work?

I'd also like similar inquiries into the deaths of Alison Davies and Jude Richmond, cases are publicly known about. Information on request.

I'd also like it established as to whether stress caused by false allegations from social workers caused Debbie Storeys' early demise from kidney cancer, and whether Sally Clark would be alive now had she had the correct support?

I assume all these cases are known to you, if not a simple search finds these women.

I write as a mother very seriously harmed by professionals, many times over

Yours faithfully,

Liz R

Achow, Ann,

I am now out of the office returning on Monday 4 January 2010. My e mails
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Thanks
Ann Achow , Departmental Records Officer, The Supreme Court of the United
Kingdom, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD Tel 020 7960 1983

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Liz R (Account suspended)

Dear Achow, Ann,

I'm sorry, I didn't send this request to the correct department,
where do I send this request please?

Yours sincerely,

Liz R

Achow, Ann,

Dear Ms R,

Thank you for your email below and the later one of the same date sent
at 17:32 in which you ask to whom you should send this request.

Your request has not been handled under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000 regime, as it is seeking the instigation of inquiries
rather than recorded information. The FOIA gives people the right to ask
for recorded information held by public authorities, and if it is held,
to be provided with a copy of it, subject to certain exemptions.

Your query is, therefore, being treated as a routine enquiry. The
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom does not make comment on, provide
any information on or conduct inquiries into any matters other than
those dealt with in the cases which come before it in its role as the
final court of appeal for civil cases in the United Kingdom and for
criminal cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For the cases
which it hears the Court's decisions are handed down in judgments which
are publicly available.

The response to your query is that this is not a matter for the Supreme
Court of the United Kingdom to deal with. I do not know how inquiries
into the matters which you raise would be instigated and am, therefore,
unable to give you definitive advice about where you should forward
your enquiry. I note that you mention that you have copied your e mail
to the Ministry of Justice and I suggest that you contact them to see if
they can advise you.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Achow (Mrs)
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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Liz R (Account suspended)

Dear Achow, Ann,

Thank you for this helpful response, please can you inform me via FOI if any requests for Pubic Inquiries regarding the dead women mentioned have been made? Should I ask you or the MOJ please?

Yours sincerely,

Liz R

Achow, Ann,

Dear Ms R

Thank you for your further enquiry.

I can only answer your query in relation to information held by the
Supreme Court. I have checked our records and can confirm that with the
exception of your request of 29 December 2009 we have received no
requests to conduct inquiries into the deaths of the persons you have
listed.

If there are other public bodies which you think may hold this
information you would have to contact them direct. I suggest that you
ask the Ministry of Justice if they are able to assist you with your
enquiry although I am not sure whether they have a role in such matters.

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Section 50 of the FOIA. You can contact the Information Commissioner's
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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Internet: https://www.ico.gov.uk/Global/contact_us...

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Achow
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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Liz R (Account suspended)

Dear Achow, Ann,

Thank yo for your helpful response and your time.

I will write to the MOJ and relevant body to request the Inquiries

Yours sincerely,

Liz R