Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2018 in appeals, children, detention, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost their latest legal battle. Tom Evans and Kate James asked Court of Appeal judges to rule that the 23-month-old should be allowed to receive treatment in Italy.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in appeals, children, deportation, detention, immigration, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The government has been thwarted in its second attempt to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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Immigration Detention: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back — Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bail, detention, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘New legislation significantly curtails accommodation provision for those seeking release from immigration detention. The likely result is more and more people being held in immigration detention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2018

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Immigration detainees ‘held for excessive period’ – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Immigration detainees are being held for “excessively long” periods in “prison-like” conditions, the prisons watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Home Office broke its own rules on avoiding family separations – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in bail, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office broke its own rules when British children had to be taken into care after officials arrested their father.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Woman brought to UK from Botswana as a child 14 years ago given last-minute reprieve from deportation after being driven to Heathrow – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in children, demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘A woman who spoke out to The Independent about Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre just days ago has narrowly avoided deportation following an intervention by MPs.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2018

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Home Office tells women they will be deported more quickly for hunger striking – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has been accused of “shocking and inhumane abuse of process” after it told vulnerable women on hunger strike about conditions at a controversial detention centre they faced “accelerated” deportation if they continued to protest.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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More than 100 women in Yarl’s Wood detention centre go on hunger strike over ‘inhumane’ conditions – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in demonstrations, detention, immigration, mental health, news, women by tracey

‘More than 100 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre have gone on hunger strike over “inhumane” conditions at the facility. Around 120 female detainees began their protest on Wednesday, urging the Home Office to end “offensive” practices which they said leave people “breaking down psychologically” after being detained for immigration reasons.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2018

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No power to grant immigration bail if no power to detain – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 13th, 2018 in appeals, bail, detention, immigration, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘On 8th February 2018, the Supreme Court held that the power to grant bail and impose bail conditions in respect of a person pending deportation ceases to be lawful if there is no legal basis for detaining that person. The power to impose bail conditions is inextricably linked to the power of detention. Once the Home Secretary ceases to have the power to detain a person under immigration law, she can’t then impose conditions on that person’s freedom through bail conditions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th February 2018

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‘Criminalised, detained, deported’: UK accused of failing trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, detention, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Child trafficking victims deported back to Vietnam by the British government face the risk of being retrafficked and further exploited, lawyers and child protection groups have warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2018

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John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Asylum seekers win case over smoking in immigration detention centres – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in detention, human rights, immigration, news, smoking by sally

‘Two asylum seekers have won a legal challenge against the government when a high court judge ruled on Thursday that it was a breach of their human rights to allow smoking in immigration detention centres.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Collapsed trial woman says she gave birth ‘alone’ in prison – BBC News

‘A woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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Judge ‘at wits’ end’ over secure unit shortages for young people – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in detention, judges, news, racism, young persons by sally

‘A judge has said he is at his wit’s end over the inability to relocate a troubled boy who is “suffering the most appalling racial abuse” at a secure unit in Scotland to a safer setting closer to home.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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NHS patients having to be sectioned to get help, says regulator – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2018 in detention, mental health, news, reports by tracey

‘A lack of mental health services in England means a growing number of patients are having to be sectioned to get help, according to the NHS care regulator. A review by the Care Quality Commission found that the rise in the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act was due partly to the fact that the healthcare system was “under considerable strain”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2018

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Woman nearly deported after 50 years in UK wins leave to remain – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘A grandmother who was told she was an illegal immigrant, detained in an immigration removal centre and threatened with deportation despite having lived in Britain for 50 years has finally received official leave to remain in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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Hundreds of boys ‘tortured’ at youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in assault, detention, news, torture, young offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of boys say they were subjected to sexual and physical abuse amounting to “torture” in youth detention centres, sparking calls for a public inquiry.’

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The independent, 4th January 2018

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Police ‘ignoring’ needs of detainees on periods – BBC News

Posted January 4th, 2018 in detention, human rights, news, police, women by sally

‘Police are “routinely ignoring” the needs of women detainees on their periods, the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) has said.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2018

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Iraqis win damages for ‘ill-treatment’ by British soldiers – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2017 in armed forces, assault, damages, detention, Iraq, news by tracey

‘Four Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2017

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