Archived Immigration Detention stories

 
Detention of Zimbabwean national unlawful
The Administrative Court has found the continued detention of a Zimbabwean national to be unlawful. The claimant was represented by Jed Pennington of Bhatt Murphy and Mark Henderson of Doughty Street Chambers.
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Immigration detention unfair to detainees lacking capacity
In a judgment handed down on 16 February 2016 the Administrative Court has held that those detained under immigration powers who lack mental capacity face a systemic risk of unfairness, as no provision is made for those without legal representation to be provided with assistance in making...
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LAG update on immigration detention
Janet Farrell, Jed Pennington and Jane Ryan publish their latest update on developments in immigration detention law and practice in Legal Action Group (LAG) magazine
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Shaw Review published
Sir Stephen Shaw’s review into the detention of vulnerable persons in the immigration system has been published. His recommendations include a complete ban on the detention of pregnant women, greater restrictions on the detention of the mentally ill and a drastic scaling back in the use of...
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Immigration detainees in prison
On 20 November 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Idira v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1187. The Appellant did not succeed in establishing that detention of immigration detainees in prison rather than an IRC breaches Article 5(1)(f) ECHR but gives...
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Judgment exposes Home Office illegality in the detention of torture victims Read More
 
Coroner calls for changes to treatment of child refugees following death of Mohammed Hassan Read More
 
Government request to delay family reunification of refugee children refused Read More
 
Lesbian asylum seeker successful challenge to detention in Yarl’s Wood Read More
 
Report on restraint of dying immigration detainee Read More
 
Successful Challenge for Calais Children Read More
 
Lords Vote to End Immigration Detention of Pregnant Women Read More
 
Parliamentary event on Pregnant Women in detention Read More
 
Jane Ryan joins the '99 Women' campaign Read More
 
High Court finds immigration detention unlawful Read More
 
Detained fast track unfair for vulnerable woman Read More
 
Home Office to review detention of pregnant women Read More
 
Home Secretary breaches Article 4 Read More
 
Court orders return of deported Nigerian family Read More
 
Immigration detainees in prisons Read More
 
£52,000 to stroke victim for unlawful detention Read More
 
Parliamentary Inquiry into immigration detention Read More
 
Inhuman and degrading treatment at Yarl’s Wood Read More
 
BID intervention before Court of Appeal Read More
 
Unlawful detention of a pregnant woman Read More
 
Challenge to the detention of pregnant women Read More
 
Guidance on immigration detention of those with mental illness Read More
 
BiD granted permission to intervene before Court of Appeal Read More
 
Home Secretary pays £40,000 to immigration detainee Read More
 
High Court orders release of detainee with severe mental illness Read More
 
Bhatt Murphy client challenges discriminatory immigration 'spot check’ Read More
 
Home Secretary pays £40,000 to immigration detainee Read More
 
Victory for claimants in children and pregnant women use of force challenge Read More
 
Home Secretary concedes detainee’s treatment was inhuman and degrading Read More
 
Home Affairs Select Committee critical of UK Border Agency over immigration detention Read More
 
Home Secretary unlawfully detains genocide survivor Read More
 
Challenge to the legality of the detention of a Somalian detainee Read More
 
Home Office found to have unlawfully detained man for 13 months Read More
 
Home Secretary acted unlawfully Read More