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Qualified Immunity and Policing in the UK

Geographic relevance: United Kingdom

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal references

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In some countries, such as the USA, police are protected from civil claims through a doctrine called “qualified immunity”. This doctrine protects police unless they have acted incompetently and knowingly acted unlawfully. This can make it very difficult to bring successful civil claims.

However, in many countries, such as the UK, police are no longer immune from civil liability. This article by a UK law firm outlines the legal position in the UK.

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