Archived Immigration Detention & Migrant Rights stories
Published Thursday December 5 2019
Home Office admits unlawful detention of man with serious mental illness
The Home Office has yet again had to concede a legal challenge to the lawfulness of prolonged immigration detention of a mentally ill and highly vulnerable man by agreeing to regularise his status and pay £100,000 in compensation in a settlement agreed by the High Court today.
Gay asylum seeker who was subjected to homophobic abuse secures damages for unlawful detention
HBX, a gay asylum seeker was detained in the now defunct Detained Fast Track. He was subjected to homophobic abuse from detainees in detention including being spat at. He brought a civil claim against the Home Office and received a substantive settlement.
Death of immigration detainee could have been prevented, inquest concludes
The inquest into the death of Bai Bai Ahmed Kabia has concluded that he died as a result of a brain haemorrhage arising from an undiagnosed malformation of blood vessels in the brain. The jury found that there was a missed opportunity for his ill health to be diagnosed and treated; and that...