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Friday, February 19, 1999 Published at 18:01 GMT


The Lawrence inquiry



Sir William Macpherson's long-awaited report into the failed Stephen Lawrence murder investigation is published on Wednesday 24 February. News Online will be bringing you all the latest news and reaction to the report's findings.


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Day of reckoning for London police
The long-awaited report into the racist murder of London student Stephen Lawrence is expected to condemn the capital's police force.

Lawrence leak inquiry ordered
Press fury over Lawrence injunction
'Milestone' in race relations



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The long search for truth
How a brutal murder in 1993 became the driving force to improve race relations in Britain.

Chronology of events
Interactive A look back at the twists and turns of the six-year Lawrence saga



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Battle in the courts
Not all crimes are solved. But the case of Stephen Lawrence has been a failure of the criminal justice system. Legal Affairs Correspondent Joshua Rozenberg looks at what went wrong.

Tough justice Home Affairs Correspondent Jane Peel looks at how the Met Police are changing
Great expectations Community Affairs Correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti says the Lawrence report is the end of the beginning
The media impact Media Correspondent Nick Higham looks at the effects of the media coverage
The ugly facts How bad is the problem of racial violence in Britain?
Who polices the police? Looks at the way forward for the internal disciplinary procedures of the UK's police force
Lessons in tolerance Anti-racist education could become part of the national curriculum, according to leaked extracts from the Macpherson report

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Stephen Lawrence
Who was Stephen Lawrence? A clear picture of the promising youth has become lost in the crusade fought in his name.

Neville and Doreen Lawrence Fighting for justice in their son's name
Sir Paul Condon Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Sir William Macpherson Judge, author of report
Michael Mansfield QC Champion of the Lawrences' rights
In the spotlight A looks at the five suspects




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In this section

The Lawrence inquiry

Straw promises Lawrence reform

Jack Straw's full response

'Justice failed Stephen Lawrence'

Lawrence: Key recommendations

Met's 'incompetence' in Lawrence investigation

A fight for justice: The Stephen Lawrence story

The media impact

Racial violence: The ugly facts

Who polices the police?

Institutional racism - Sir Paul's inquiry challenge

Stephen's stolen promise

Fighting for Stephen

In the spotlight

Profile: Sir Paul Condon

Profile: Sir William Macpherson

Top policemen under fire

Profile: Michael Mansfield

Report hailed as 'step forward'