Hundreds of torture survivors arrive every year in the UK looking for sanctuary. Every survivor has a different story and different needs. Freedom from Torture, a human rights organisation where I’m a trustee, … Continued
Human rights meant that female genital mutilation was recognised as torture, people fleeing persecution can find refuge and modern slavery was finally made illegal in the UK.
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Asylum seekers have a right to preserve their mental stability
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The ECHR gives people the right to a private and family life. In this case, it was shown that mental health can be considered a component of this right. Razgar was an Iraqi asylum seeker who was to be deported to be Germany. It was shown that the effects of deportation would be seriously harmful to his mental health. Consequently, Razgar was allowed to stay in the UK, relying on right to the preservation of his mental stability.