Published 19th February 2018

Unlawful detention of a pregnant woman

The Home Office has admitted falsely imprisoning a pregnant woman at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. The Claimant was over six months pregnant when she was released.

Following its admission of liability, the Home Office has agreed to pay substantial damages to the Claimant as part of an out of court settlement. This case follows a June 2013 report by the charity Medical Justice, Expecting Change, which raised serious concerns about the treatment of pregnant women detained under immigration powers.

Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acted for the Claimant.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today