Zimbabwean national unlawfully detained after Home Office fails to serve immigration decision – Free Movement

‘Substantial damages of £10,500 have been awarded to a claimant who was unlawfully detained for a period of 70 days. The Home Office had failed to serve the Claimant with notice of a decision on his application to vary his leave to remain in the UK before detaining him, rendering his detention unlawful. The case is R (on the application of) Godwin Chaparadza v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1209 (Admin).’

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Free Movement, 7th June 2017

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Internment: Could it help fight terrorism? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2017 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

‘In the wake of the Manchester suicide bomb attack a former assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has called for the reintroduction of internment camps.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2017

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Number of people detained for longer than six months under Immigration Act powers increases by 10% – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘The number of people detained under Immigration Act powers for longer than six months has increased by 10 per cent in the past year, statistics have revealed.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2017

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Another successful unlawful detention claim – Free Movement

Posted May 9th, 2017 in damages, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘R (Ademiluyi) v SSHD [2017] EWHC 935 (Admin) concerns a successful claim for damages by an individual unlawfully detained under immigration powers. It is notable for its restatement of the importance of the third Hardial Singh principle, and as a further example of the Secretary of State’s ‘enduring casualness’ [23] when dealing with cases involving immigration detention.’

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Free Movement, 9th May 2017

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Child locked in cell for more than 23 hours a day at Feltham, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in children, detention, human rights, news, young offenders by sally

‘A child has been held in “prolonged periods of solitary confinement” at Feltham young offender institution, locked in his cell for 23 and a half hours a day and denied the education to which he is legally entitled, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2017

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New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed – Ministry of Justice

‘A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention has been drawn up.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th April 2017

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Fast-track immigrations proposals ‘put speed before justice’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 19th, 2017 in appeals, asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, Law Society, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Accelerating appeals for detained asylum seekers risks putting speed before justice, the Law Society has warned, after justice secretary Liz Truss unveiled a new system she says will save taxpayers an estimated £2.7m.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th April 2017

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Death at immigration detention centre comes under investigation – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news by sally

‘An investigation has been launched into the death of a 43-year-old man in an immigration removal centre on Sunday, the Home Office has confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2017

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Two firms face charges over death of man in UK detention centre – The Guardian

‘Two private firms will face criminal charges over the death of a man in a British immigration detention centre.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Keir Starmer intervention sees London shop worker released from detention – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2017 in deportation, detention, immigration, news by sally

‘A popular shop worker who has lived in the UK for 26 years and was detained by immigration officers the day after article 50 was triggered will have two weeks to challenge his deportation following an intervention from the Labour MP Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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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

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk