Policy paper

Murder, manslaughter and infanticide of British Nationals abroad

Memorandum of understanding between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and Coroners' Society of England and Wales

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Murder, manslaughter and infanticide of British Nationals abroad

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The FCO, the UK Police and the Coroners of England and Wales may all have a role to play when a British National dies overseas as a result of murder, manslaughter or infanticide abroad. This memorandum of understanding (MoU) ensures that these UK authorities provide an agreed standard of assistance to the deceased, their families and next of kin.

The MoU helps clarify the role of the FCO, the UK police and the Coroners of England and Wales. It focuses on both the deceased and their family when a British national dies in these circumstances. It explains what the minimum standards of help from these authorities are.

Published 13 March 2013