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Each force has a human rights “champion” to audit its performance. Like other public bodies, the police will be obliged to justify its actions in a way that has never been seen before, including the publication of rules governing use of firearms.

Police surveillance could be challenged under the right to privacy. Cases alleging that officers did not do enough to protect those who have died in custody will almost certainly be brought under Article Two, the right to life.

Stop and Search powers will be under scrutiny with police facing potential action under right to privacy and prohibition of discrimination.
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