Category: Human rights

When should persons with severe mental illnesses be released from immigration detention?

Indefinite immigration detention can have a disastrous effect on mental health. In 2015 alone, there was an average of one […]

[UPDATED 7 July 2016]: What’s ‘unduly harsh’ on the children and partners of ‘foreign criminals’ in Article 8 deportation appeals?

[UPDATE 7 July 2016: The full decision is now available here. To give you an overview: Lord Justice Laws gives the […]

the justice gap: Tripoli papers and the failure of our justice system to hold government to account

My latest article is in the Justice Gap blog today. It’s about the High Court’s recent judgment in a case concerning […]

What’s the right approach to Article 8 in ‘foreign criminal’ deportation cases?

Where a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to at least 4 years imprisonment, the government must make […]

Full judgment in Theresa May’s student fraud scandal

[UPDATE: the Upper Tribunal has now published this case. It is available here, as SM and Ihsan Qadir v Secretary of […]

1 suicide attempt everyday at UK immigration detention centres

There were a shocking 393 reported attempts across the detention estate in 2015: the highest number on record and an average […]

The awful truth about the detention of torture survivors in the UK

Torture survivors should not normally be detained by the Home Office. But the awful truth is that they are. Regularly.

A very long detention…

Grzegorz Machnikowski v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 54 (Admin) This is a peculiar case. The […]