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Medical Justice UK
Working to promote and defend the health rights of immigration detainees including by arranging independent medical assessments
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Medical Justice UK Sep 14
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Medical Justice UK Sep 14
Medical Justice JR : Government to face High Court challenge over definition of torture in immigration detention via
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Medical Justice UK Sep 14
The Times "A government definition of torture used in immigration detainee cases faces a High Court challenge amid claims that it is “narrow and exclusionary” and could harm vulnerable people."
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Medical Justice UK Sep 13
(Medical Justice) "Judicial review granted over Whitehall definition of torture"
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Medical Justice UK Sep 12
Torture victims unlawfully excluded by Home Office's new definition, High Court hears
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Medical Justice UK Sep 12
Medical Justice granted permission in the High Court this afternoon for it's JR challenging (again !) the Home Office's definition of torture in its Adults at Risk policy. Thanks to Ben Jaffey QC
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Medical Justice UK Sep 12
Medical Justice granted permission in the High Court this afternoon for it's JR challenging (again !) the Home Office's definition of torture in its Adults at Risk policy. This policy is putting more torture survivors and other vulnerable immigration detainees at risk, not less.
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Sonya Sceats Sep 12
Impressive political urgency generated by on this failing safeguard against Home Office detention of torture survivors
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Medical Justice UK Sep 10
More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres in past two years
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Deighton Pierce Glynn Aug 30
Make sure to tune into tonight for a feature about and disability equality with and DPG’s between 10:00-11:00pm!
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Medical Justice UK Aug 30
"There were ongoing weaknesses in rule 35 protections... In our sample of 10 cases, eight showed that the Home Office had accepted evidence of torture, but that detention nevertheless continued. " - HMIP on Tinsley House IRC
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Steve Valdez-Symonds Aug 9
More example of how routine is exercise of power to detain & its disrespect of presumption of liberty.
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Steve Valdez-Symonds Aug 9
Perhaps simply because those who exercise these powers have been long taught by those, who've so readily given them these powers, removed safeguards over use of these powers & ignored repeated abuse of these powers, that they can?
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BID Aug 9
Shaw report gives example at Colnbrook of "a wheelchair user with sickle cell disease on ACDT and eating only intermittently" about whom " it was noted there was an outstanding asylum claim". Why then was this vulnerable adult detained given he could not be imminently removed?
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BID Aug 6
Judge in refusing bail states that: "The medical facilities in the detention estate will be more adequate to deal with any medical needs this applicant has." ????? More adequate than what?
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BID Aug 6
Under the radar - separation of families by -
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BID Aug 6
Excellent that the Observer is condemning the UK's system:
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BID Aug 3
Yes we agree, immigration detention must end
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ACLU Aug 1
BREAKING: We're suing and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for inhumanely detaining immigrants in federal prisons. They’ve created a human rights crisis by denying adequate medical care and food, and violating their rights to religious freedom.
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BID Jul 31
Client granted bail today after 5 months in detention. HO opposed bail despite client having won his asylum appeal last week and confirmed as being an Adult at Risk level 3 because of the torture he suffered. Unacceptably cruel.
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