Tag: Detention

Government admits policy change led to unlawful detention of hundreds of torture victims

As reported in the Guardian, the UK government admitted to unlawfully detaining hundreds of claimed victims of torture under its new policy, which was supposed to reduce the number of vulnerable persons held in immigration detention.

Home Office to pay indemnity costs for defying High Court orders

A High Court judge has expressed “deep concern” at Amber Rudd’s failure to release and accommodate a vulnerable, claimed victim of torture from immigration detention, in breach of several Court orders.

The Home Office held this LGBT woman in a ‘punishment room’ in breach of her human rights

The widespread use of ‘segregation’ to control persons detained by the Home Office is under the spotlight after a female asylum seeker won her court battle against the practice. A new Home Office policy has been published as a result.

Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre

Amber Rudd unlawfully detained & failed to deport notorious fraudster James Ibori

The Home Secretary misused her powers to try and keep Mr Ibori in detention, rather than focusing on deporting him to Nigeria, the High Court has found.

New Home Office guidance on adults ‘at risk’ in immigration detention

New Home Office guidance on the detention of vulnerable adults comes into force today. [1] Read it here.

Home Office guidance on deportation of EEA nationals unlawful

The Home Office guidance (published on 20 October 2014) contained the wrong test. It is unlawful, imposes a higher test […]

Did Byron Burger unlawfully discriminate against employees in Home Office sting?

Potentially. But much depends on what was said and done, and how. The raid On the morning of 4 July 2016, […]

Theresa May argues that her own legislation is absurd. And fails.

Well this is embarrassing. … the Secretary of State’s own department drafted the legislation which she is now saying is anomalous […]

the justice gap: Supreme Court strengthens protection of mentally ill trapped in detention

The Justice Gap blog have kindly published an updated version of my post about the detention of mentally ill persons […]