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A family can receive damages if a council messes up care proceedings
Related European Convention Articles
The Council removed a 15 day old baby from its mother and put it into care. There were unnecessary delays and confusion over the plan for the baby's permanent home. It was finally placed with the mother's parents in Latvia aged 22 months.
The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
A case from 2009. “FB” had a history of mental illness, which included psychotic symptoms. He told the police that “HR” had bitten off part of his ear, and had … Continued
In 2011, there were nearly 1,000 children each year being held in immigration detention centres for, on average, 16 days, but sometimes up to 61 days. Reetha Suppiah’s two sons, … Continued
No. 23 of #50cases. All over the world, and throughout history, people have had to hide their sexuality to avoid persecution. Human rights are about allowing people to live in dignity. Being … Continued
No. 19 of #50cases. Nobody said upholding human rights is easy. It involves questions which go to heart of what it means to be a civilised society. Here’s one. Torture is wrong. … Continued