“After care services” – when is a local authority required to provide after care services – s.3 mental health act 1983 – Zenith PI

Posted November 15th, 2017 in community care, detention, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘Tinsley v Manchester City Council & others [2017] EWCA CIV 1704. The question in the appeal: Is a person who has been compulsorily detained in a hospital for mental disorder under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (“the 1983 Act”) and has then been released from detention but still requires “after-care services” entitled to require his local authority to provide such services at any time before he had exhausted sums reflecting the costs of care awarded to him in a judgment in his favour against a negligent tortfeasor.’

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Zenith PI, 13th November 2017

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Yarl’s Wood immigration centre: Questions over need to detain women – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Two-thirds of women held at an immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report has revealed. Inspectors said the finding raised concerns about whether the women should have been detained at Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire, in the first place.’

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BBC news, 15th November 2017

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‘Violent’ Somali criminal wins £80k payout for being unlawfully detained for 445 days – Daily Telegraph

‘A “prolific and violent offender” has won £78,500 damages from the Home Office for being unlawfully detained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2017

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Public Law Podcast Seminar on Radicalisation Part 3: Detention – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in asylum, detention, EC law, extradition, news, regulations by tracey

‘Detention and the common European Asylum System – Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert

The highlights of the Public Law Seminar given by members of 1 Crown Office Row are now available for podcast download here or from iTunes under Law Pod UK, Episodes 13, 14 and 15. For ease of reference the following three posts set out the introductions to each of the presentations and the case citations.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th October 2017

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Vulnerable women ‘still locked up in Yarl’s Wood immigration centre’ – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in asylum, detention, mental health, news, women by sally

‘Severely traumatised survivors of sexual violence are being routinely locked up at the notorious Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre, in breach of the UK government’s own policies.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Asylum seeker’s ‘traumatic’ time inside detention centre – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2017 in asylum, detention, news by sally

‘A woman who sought asylum in the UK after she fled her abusive husband says the experience of being detained was traumatic.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2017

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Deaths in custody: police urged to stop holding mentally ill in cells – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in complaints, criminal justice, death in custody, detention, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service in England and Wales are needed to reduce the risk of people dying in custody, a long-delayed report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 14: Unlawful detention in immigration cases – 1 COR

Posted October 30th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news by sally

‘Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert discuss the difficulties around unlawful detention in immigration cases. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th October 2017

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Lack of secure accommodation – ‘blood on our hands’? – Family Law

Posted October 24th, 2017 in care orders, children, detention, housing, mental health, news, self-harm, young persons by sally

‘It is sometimes necessary for local authorities to seek to place a looked after child in what is called secure accommodation. This is designed to protect them from injuring themselves or others and/or absconding from other types of accommodation and suffering significant harm as a consequence.’

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Family Law, 23rd October 2017

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Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘A “prompt” and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017

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What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case – RightsInfo

‘Last week, the Home Office lost a case over its controversial definition of “torture,” which the High Court ruled was unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 16th October 2017

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Closures of ageing jails on hold for five years as prison numbers soar – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in bail, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons by sally

‘The head of the prison service has ruled out any closures over the next five years, shelving a 2017 Conservative manifesto pledge to shut down and sell off dilapidated Victorian jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Torture victims were wrongly imprisoned in UK, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

‘Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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Investigation begins after Jamaican detainee, 38, dies – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘An investigation has been launched into the death of a 38-year-old immigration detainee after the Home office confirmed that a Jamaican man died on Tuesday while he was being held at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincoln. It is the third such death in less than a month and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the incident. The prisons and probation ombudsman has begun an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2017

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Home Office launches inquiry into G4S finances – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in accounts, detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘Claims that G4S gave inaccurate financial information about the running of two immigration centres are being investigated, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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G4S faces investigation over running of immigration detention centre where detainees were abused – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in detention, fraud, immigration, news, restraint, security companies by tracey

‘G4S faces an investigation over allegations it has been overcharging the Home Office to run a scandal-hit immigration detention centre where migrants have been abused and humiliated.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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Judge condemns Amber Rudd for ignoring orders to release torture victim – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in arson, asylum, delay, detention, news, torture, victims by sally

‘A high court judge has said she is “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of Amber Rudd for failing to release a survivor of torture from detention despite repeated court orders requiring her to do so.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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The Case of X: A Wake Up Call – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester, considers the lessons to be learned from the case of X which attracted considerable attention in the mainstream media.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2017

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Home Office breached woman’s human rights in Yarl’s Wood ‘punishment room’ – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2017 in asylum, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘Kenyan asylum seeker wins high court case after being placed in segregation for 28 hours in immigration removal centre.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2017

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Civil way – New Law Journal

‘Before I embark on this little tale, let me put you straight. So long as they act in good faith, as they always do, judges incur no liability for erroneous decisions. So that’s alright, then. And the Crown has no liability for anything done by any person discharging judicial responsibilities? Not quite, as highlighted by LL v The Lord Chancellor [2017] EWCA Civ 237, [2017] All ER (D) 123 (Apr). If a court orders a person to be arrested or detained in contravention of Art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights then that person is entitled to damages in a claim against the Crown (ss 7(1) and 9 of the Human Rights Act 1998) and proceedings would have to be brought against the Lord Chancellor (as if he didn’t have enough to worry about already). Detention will be unlawful if the court acted without jurisdiction (which is why judges should take the Green Book with them wherever they go) or where there was a gross and obvious irregularity in the court’s procedure or a flagrant denial of justice.’

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New Law Journal, 7th July 2017

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