Published 29th October 2019

State failures to protect immigration detainees

Case notes on the inquests of Amir Siman-Tov and Branko Zdravkovic are included in the new Inquest Law issue, focused on state failures to protect immigration detainees.

An inquest jury concluded that several missed opportunities contributed to the death of Mr Siman-Tov who had a history of trauma and severe mental illness. Mr Zdravkovic’s inquest revealed a systemic breach of the statutory duty to report a detainee’s risk of suicide to the Home Office

Bhatt Murphy acted for the family of Mr Siman-Tov. Jane Ryan and Catherine Shannon acted for the partner of Mr Zdravkovic.

Case notes available here: link 1 and link 2.

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