More than 100 women are detained indefinitely in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC). Last month they began a hunger strike, to protest the Home Office’s policies and treatment of detainees.
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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The conditions faced by asylum seekers in Greece were deemed tantamount to “inhuman or degrading treatment,” and Greece and Belgium were both found to be in violation of the ECHR. The appellant’s detention and living conditions while in Greece meant that both Greece and Belgium were in violation if a deportation were to be enforced.