On 23 May 2001 the House of Lords gave a historic judgement setting down important standards for the rights of prisoners in the UK. Sixteen years later, we have the highest imprisonment … Continued
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No. 22 of #50cases. Secrecy and torture have played leading roles in the war on terror. They were also centre stage in the drama that surrounded the government’s attempts to deport the … Continued
Family comes first. For many people, that’s just a matter of common sense: so is the fact that the law protects families. Under Irish law, families are constitutionally protected. But what happens … Continued
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
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