Self-harming incidents triple at UK immigration removal centre, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, self-harm by tracey

‘The number of people self-harming in one of the UK’s immigration detention centres has increased three-fold in four years, an inspection report has revealed, prompting NGOs to highlight an “urgent” need for detention reform.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2017

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Student accused of ETS fraud found to have been unlawfully detained – Free Movement

Posted March 15th, 2017 in detention, examinations, fraud, immigration, judicial review, news, notification by tracey

‘In R (on the application of Iqbal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 79 (Admin) the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) was found to have unlawfully detained a claimant whom they had alleged had fraudulently obtained an Educational Test Service (ETS) certificate to show that he spoke English to the level required for his immigration application.’

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Free Movement, 15th March 2017

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Child asylum seekers may have been illegally detained, rules court – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in asylum, children, damages, detention, news by sally

‘The government could be found to have illegally detained many child asylum seekers after a landmark ruling in the court of appeal said immigration officers could not simply disbelieve the stated age of refugees.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Torture victims in high court challenge to Home Office over detentions – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2017 in detention, health, human rights, judicial review, news, torture, victims by tracey

‘Seven victims of torture who have been locked up in immigration detention are at the high court, challenging as unlawful a government policy that allows some torture survivors to be imprisoned.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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High court to hear legal challenge over boy kept in cell 23 hours a day – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a boy locked up for 23 hours a day in a London prison has been given the go-ahead.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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Anger as government applies for secret hearing of rendition case – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2017 in Afghanistan, closed material, detention, news, rendition, torture by sally

‘The government has been accused of attempting to bury the truth about Britain’s role in the CIA’s extraordinary rendition process by seeking to have a case, brought by two men detained by the US, heard in secret.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2017

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Who are the Guantanamo Brits? – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in detention, imprisonment, news, terrorism by sally

‘Seventeen British citizens or residents were detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But who are they, how did they come to be there and what became of them following their release?’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2017

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UK police accused of ignoring claims about abuse by prison staff – The Guardian

‘At least 14 former inmates of a detention centre who made allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse against prison officers claim that their complaints were ignored by police.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2017

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Court of Appeal delivers landmark ruling in ‘state detention’ inquest case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A woman with a learning disability who died whilst in the intensive care unit of a hospital was not in ‘state detention’, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th January 2017

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Judges set to rule on Taliban bomb maker suing UK government – Daily Telegraph

‘The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the Government over their detention in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2017

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Deprivation of liberty under scrutiny at Court of Appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two years after a Supreme Court landmark ruling led to a surge in applications by local authorities for deprivations of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act, the Court of Appeal is to rule on whether a patient in intensive care can be considered to be in state detention.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th December 2016

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Blocking detainees’ access to legal advice websites probably breaches Article 10 ECHR – Free Movement

Posted December 14th, 2016 in detention, human rights, immigration, internet, news by sally

‘Free Movement has reported twice on immigration removal centres (IRCs) blocking access to websites informing detainees of their legal rights. HM Chief Inspector of Prisons criticised Haslar IRC two years ago for having the websites of Bail for Immigration Detainees and Amnesty International blocked.’

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Free Movement, 13th December 2016

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Police ‘could help prevent’ 400 deaths after custody – BBC News

‘Four hundred people killed themselves shortly after being released from police custody in England and Wales in the last seven years, a report says.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2016

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CQC to investigate as mental health detentions hit 10-year high – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in detention, mental health, news by sally

‘The health and social care watchdog is to launch an investigation after government figures revealed the number of detentions for mental health treatment had risen to its highest level in at least a decade.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Home Office ordered to review policy on torture survivors – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of asylum seekers who are detained in UK immigration centres could be released after a high court judge ordered the government to review its policy on incarcerated torture survivors.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Ban use of police cells for people in mental health crisis, MPs told – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in bills, custody, detention, mental health, news, police by sally

‘People suffering a mental health crisis should never be held in police cells as they find it terrifying and become even more unwell, ministers will be told.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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What it’s like living with a curfew – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in detention, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office has been forced to review curfews imposed on people after they leave immigration detention centres, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Unlawful immigration curfews under government review – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2016 in detention, immigration, ministers' powers and duties, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has been forced to review curfews imposed on people after they leave immigration detention centres, a BBC investigation has found. It comes after the Court of Appeal ruled in March that it had imposed the curfews unlawfully.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Sentencing ‘starting points’ for disqualified directors – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Magistrates will be given ‘starting points’ to help them sentence disqualified company directors who breach court orders as part of Sentencing Council efforts to ensure a consistent approach in the courts.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th October 2016

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Supreme court case reopens debate over battlefield human rights – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2016 in Afghanistan, appeals, armed forces, bills, detention, human rights, news, Supreme Court, torture by michael

‘The political row over whether human rights law can be extended to the battlefield will be reopened this week in a supreme court case over the legality of detaining a Taliban suspect in Afghanistan.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2016

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