Council statement: Adath Yisroel Burial Society v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London
Camden Council statement on the Adath Yisroel Burial Society v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London challenge which has been heard at the High Court this week.
We sincerely hope the hearing leads to a ruling supporting our call for the coronial service to change to recognise the rights of our residents who hold specific religious beliefs. The North London Coroner’s ‘Cab Rank’ queue system is unacceptable and outdated – and we hope now is the start of new working practices and ways of thinking.
In Camden we are proud of our diversity and the variety of people who live here. We want a coronial service tailored to our communities’ needs, starting with a more responsive service, including an out of hours offer and a move towards non-invasive post-mortem techniques. A coronial service must comply with equality legislation but, more than that, it must demonstrate sensitivity and compassion for every single grieving family.