Published 20th February 2018

Home Secretary acted unlawfully

A High Court Judge has today ruled that the Home Secretary acted unlawfully in August 2010 in making changes to the Home Office policy for detaining those with mental illness in immigration detention. Hamish Arnott of Bhatt Murphy represented the Claimant.

The full press release can be read here and the full Judgment can be read here.

Bhatt Murphy’s briefing note explaining the circumstances of the Claimant’s detention, the history of the Home Office policy and the impact of the judgment can be read here.  A letter from the Immigration Law Practitioners Association to UKBA raising its members’ concerns regarding the changes to policy can be read here and UKBA’s response can be read here.

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