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Thursday, 14 December, 2000, 22:12 GMT
STEPHEN LAWRENCE


The Lawrence inquiry
The UK Government unveiled a string of new initiatives after the Macpherson inquiry severely criticised the police for its handling of the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. BBC News Online examines the report, reaction and the background to the racist killing.
Straw promises Lawrence reform
Home Secretary Jack Straw unveils new measures designed to combat racism in the wake of the inquiry into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Jack Straw's full response
The Home Secretary Jack Straw outlines how the government intends to respond to each of the 70 recommendations put forward by the Macpherson report.
'Justice failed Stephen Lawrence'
The Stephen Lawrence report condemns London's police force, but the murdered student's mother says it only "scratches the surface" of racism.
Lawrence: Key recommendations
The Macpherson Report into the Stephen Lawrence case contains 70 key recommendations for society to show "zero tolerance" for racism.
Met's 'incompetence' in Lawrence investigation
The Macpherson Report of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry contains a number of criticisms of the Metropolitan Police.
A fight for justice: The Stephen Lawrence story
On a spring evening in 1993, 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was killed by a gang of white youths. The cause fought in his name has is rocked the British establishment.
The media impact
Media coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case has been remarkable from the very start.
Racial violence: The ugly facts
Low-level racial attacks are the reason the Stephen Lawrence inquiry has had so much resonance. But how bad is the problem of racial violence?
Who polices the police?
The inquiry into the handling of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has thrown up questions about disciplinary procedures not only at the Metropolitan Police but forces throughout the UK.
Institutional racism - Sir Paul's inquiry challenge
Extracts from the public inquiry into the Stephen Lawrence murder case, in which Sir Paul Condon is challenged over "institutional racism".
Stephen's stolen promise
In death Stephen Lawrence has become an icon but in life his family and dreams were modest.
Fighting for Stephen
Fighting for Stephen
In the spotlight
"Murderers" screamed the Daily Mail at the five men considered "prime suspects" in the Lawrence case. But, as yet, none has been convicted.
Profile: Sir Paul Condon
The youngest ever police Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon has presided over six tough years at the top of the Met.
Profile: Sir William Macpherson
The retired High Court judge Sir William Macpherson managed to get the Stephen Lawrence inquiry underway on his second attempt, after facing accusations of racial insensitivity.
Top policemen under fire
Six senior officers will take the brunt of Sir William Macpherson's criticisms of the Metropolitan Police force. We outline who they are and the part they played in failing to bring to justice the killers of Stephen Lawrence.
Profile: Michael Mansfield
The Lawrence family's lawyer, Michael Mansfield QC, is a flamboyant character - a best-selling author and a champagne socialist as well as an expert in civil rights law.
Report hailed as 'step forward'
The dramatic findings of the Macpherson inquiry have been welcomed by at least one rank and file policeman from an ethnic minority.
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