Victory for claimants in children and pregnant women use of force challenge

In an eleventh hour concession, the UKBA accepted the need for a policy on the use of force against children and pregnant women in the exercise of immigration powers. Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy act for the claimants.

The four Claimants in this judicial review, a pregnant woman and three children, brought this claim on behalf of all children and pregnant women within the immigration system, challenging the legality of the UKBA’s practice of using force against these two groups in the absence of any clear policy limiting its use.

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