Judge orders release of Zimbabwean criminal who cannot be deported – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in consent, detention, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘A high court judge has ordered the release of a convicted Zimbabwean criminal who has spent more than two years in immigration detention pending his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Stop Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 incompatible with Article 10 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On Tuesday the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on David Miranda’s detention under the Terrorism Act 2000 and, while upholding the lawfulness of the detention in the immediate case, ruled that the stop powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act lack sufficient legal safeguards to be in line with Article 10.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st January 2016

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Yarl’s Wood: Report finds no ‘endemic culture of abuse’ – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2016 in detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘There are “serious staffing concerns” at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre but “not an endemic culture of abuse”, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2016

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Shaw Review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons published: summary

Posted January 15th, 2016 in detention, families, human rights, immigration, mental health, news by sally

‘The review by Stephen Shaw into the welfare in immigration detention of vulnerable persons has been published today. The Government has responded stating that it “accepts the broad thrust of his recommendations” and that the Home Office expects its reforms reduce the number of those detained reduce and the duration of detention before removal.’

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Free Movement, 14th January 2016

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Nearly 300 British veterans face investigation over alleged Iraq war crimes – The Guardian

‘Nearly 300 British personnel who served in Iraq have been contacted by investigators looking into allegations of war crimes, with some of them facing interrogation on their doorsteps, officials have said.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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Court of Appeal: immigration age assessments and Merton – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two recent Court of Appeal cases, heard together, have considered the legality of the immigration detention of those who are, or possibly are, minors. Such cases involve local authority age assessments, which are to be carried out according to the guidance set out in Merton [2003] EWHC 1689 (Admin).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th January 2016

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Lawyers face prospect of being struck off over Iraq abuse claims – Daily Telegraph

‘Leigh Day, Britain’s leading human rights law firm, is facing a disciplinary inquiry over the shredding of a document which could have halted a £31m inquiry into false allegations of murder and torture by British troops.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2016

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Abdulle and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Abdulle and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWCA Civ 1260; [2015] WLR (D) 513

‘The Court of Appeal would not lightly interfere with a case management decision and would support robust and fair case management decisions by first instance judges to strike out, or to decline to strike out, claims under CPR r 3.4(2)(c). In a case in which the balance was a “fine” one, an appellate court should respect the balance struck by the first instance judge.’

WLR Daily, 8th December 2015

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Shaker Aamer: ‘No plans to sue’ over Guantanamo – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in Afghanistan, compensation, detention, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

‘The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has said he does not intend to take legal action against the UK government over his imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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Independent investigators needed for mental health patient deaths, says report – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2015 in detention, inquests, mental health, news, reports by tracey

‘Health inspectors have demanded an independent system for investigating deaths of mental health patients detained in hospitals in England, in a scathing report on how those detained are being treated.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2015

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David Miranda in fresh challenge over Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, the partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has launched a fresh appeal challenging the legality of his detention under counter-terrorism powers for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Is it lawful to detain immigration detainees in prisons? – Free Movement

Posted November 24th, 2015 in appeals, detention, human rights, illegality, immigration, news, prisons by sally

‘The Court of Appeal says “yes”, it is generally lawful to detain immigration detainees in prisons rather than detention centres. The case is R (On the Application Of Idira) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1187 and the Court rules that there is no principle that administrative immigration detention in prison generally breaches Article 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to liberty. In giving judgment, though, the Master of the Rolls acknowledges that “detention in an IRC is generally more appropriate for immigrant detainees than detention in prison”.’

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Free Movement, 24th November 2015

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Regina (LF) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London – WLR Daily

Posted November 10th, 2015 in coroners, detention, human rights, juries, law reports, mental health by sally

Regina (LF) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London [2015] EWHC 2990 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 442

‘A mentally incapacitated adult who died while in intensive care at a hospital was not, on the facts, in “state detention” at the time of her death for the purposes of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, with the consequence that the coroner was entitled to hold an inquest without a jury.’

WLR Daily, 29th October 2015

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Home Office accused of breaking rules on cuffing asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in asylum, detention, health, news, restraint, women by sally

‘The Home Office has been accused of breaching its guidelines on handcuffing asylum seekers, which were updated after an elderly man with dementia died while shackled in a detention centre near Heathrow.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Intensive care, and the outer limits of Cheshire West – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Where a coroner has reason to suspect that a person has died in custody or “otherwise in state detention” and that the death was violent, unnatural or by way of unknown cause, the coroner must hold an inquest with a jury (section 7 Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (“CJA”)). The interesting issue in this case was whether and/or in what circumstances a person who has died whilst in intensive care will be regarded as having died “in state detention”, thus triggering a jury inquest.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2015

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England and Wales court cells ‘squalid and dangerous’ – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2015 in courts, detention, health & safety, news, prisons by tracey

‘Conditions at cells in courts in England and Wales are an “accident waiting to happen”, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Shaker Aamer: Last UK Guantanamo Bay detainee released – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2015 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

‘The last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has been released, having been detained there for 13 years, the foreign secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2015

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Man, 84, awaiting deportation died in handcuffs ‘due to Home Office rules’ – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2015 in death in custody, deportation, detention, elderly, immigration, inquests, news by sally

‘An 84-year-old man being held at a detention centre died of a heart attack after being shackled for five hours while suffering chest pains, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2015

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Rise in mental health detentions shows ‘services are struggling’ – The Guardian

‘Mental health campaigners have expressed concern that detentions under the Mental Health Act have risen by almost 10% in England in the past year.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2015

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European court of human rights rules secret hearings legal – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2015 in closed material, deportation, detention, human rights, inquiries, news, warrants by sally

‘Secret hearings to determine whether suspects should be held without charge during anti-terror investigations are legal, the European court of human rights has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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