Detention of mentally ill foreign national violated Convention rights – Daniel Sokol – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 29th, 2011 in deportation, detention, human rights, mental health, news by sally

“The High Court has found that the Secretary of State unlawfully detained a mentally ill foreign national who was awaiting deportation. By failing to notify the claimant of the deportation order in good time or to follow the Home Office’s own published policies on the detention of mentally ill persons, and by detaining the claimant in degrading conditions, the Secretary of State had breached Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) and Article 5 (right to liberty and security of person) of the Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th September 2011