Published 19th February 2018

Home Office to review detention of pregnant women

Following a groundbreaking challenge by a pregnant asylum seeker, known as PA, the Home Secretary has agreed to review the policy on detention of pregnant women.

The Home Office has apologised to the claimant, agreed to review its policy on pregnant women in detention, issue a new Detention Service Order and pay compensation for unlawful detention.

Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy and Stephanie Harrison QC of Garden Court Chambers acted for the Claimant.

Read the Bhatt Murphy press release here.

See the court order and documents here.

Read further coverage on the Guardian’s website here.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today