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 detention.

A number of significant cases brought by Bhatt Murphy are referenced in the report, including four of the five cases in which conditions of immigration detention were found to be inhuman and degrading, in breach of article 3 ECHR.