Archived Immigration Detention & Migrant Rights stories

Published Wednesday January 20 2021
High Court hearing in torture case
Between 2002 – 2006 UK Security Services sent questions to the CIA to be used in interrogations of Abu Zubaydah despite knowing that he was subject to extreme mistreatment and probable torture.
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Published Tuesday October 13 2020
Combatting Modern Slavery
Molly Cox of Bhatt Murphy is providing ongoing training to ‘Hestia’, an NGO supporting victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.
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Published Monday August 17 2020
Administrative Court orders release of vulnerable detainee
On 14 August 2020 an immigration detainee with medical conditions which made him more vulnerable to COVID 19 was released following expedited judicial review proceedings.
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Published Thursday July 2 2020
Maternity Action and DZT are refused permission in JR challenging health inequalities caused by NHS Charging Scheme
Janet Farrell acts on behalf of Maternity Action, a leading maternity rights charity, and DZT, a victim of FGM who has significant NHS debts who challenged the Secretary of State for Health’s NHS Charging Regime.
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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.
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State failures to protect immigration detainees Read More
Gay asylum seeker who was subjected to homophobic abuse secures damages for unlawful detention Read More
Death of immigration detainee could have been prevented, inquest concludes Read More
Vindication of refugee children's rights Read More
Home Office failed to tell the truth about reason for asylum seeker’s detention Read More
Court of Appeal finds the Home Office discriminated against immigration detainees Read More
Jury concludes several missed opportunities contributed to death of Amir Siman-Tov in immigration detention Read More
Home Office ordered to pay damages for breach of child’s rights Read More
Settlement in Medical Justice judicial review challenging Home Office definition of torture Read More
Judgment hailed as a ‘masterclass’ in pressing for disclosure. Read More
The hostile environment: The Windrush scandal Read More
Windrush: The unlawful, unfair, discriminatory treatment of people with a legal right to remain in the UK Read More
Important Upper Tribunal decision on asylum seeking children’s rights Read More
Home Office admits it unlawfully separated a father from his daughter Read More
Challenge to detention of torture survivors Read More
Home Secretary breached child refugee’s rights Read More
Unlawful treatment of immigration detainee with serious mental illness Read More
Crisis of EU Migrants detained in the UK Read More
Detention of Zimbabwean national unlawful Read More
Immigration detention unfair to detainees lacking capacity Read More
LAG update on immigration detention Read More
Shaw Review published Read More
Immigration detainees in prison Read More
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