Published 24th February 2017

Lords Vote to End Immigration Detention of Pregnant Women

On 12 April 2016 the House of Lords voted to end the immigration detention of pregnant women. The vote follows a successful test claim by PA, who challenged the detention she suffered when she was five months pregnant. Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan acted for PA.

As a result of PA’s shocking case the Home Office agreed to review its policy on detaining pregnant women.

Jane Ryan and Janet Farrell said: “This vote strikes a blow against the medical harm and indignity suffered by pregnant women in detention. We now look forward to MPs ending this terrible practice once and for all”.

Read about PA’s case here.

Read more about the House of Lords vote here. Read coverage in the Telegraph here.

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