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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This case involved claims brought forward by an Algerian, an Iraqi Kurd and an Albanian, challenging their prosecutions by Crown Prosecution Services for travelling to, or attempting to travel from, the UK on false papers. The act of seeking asylum should not be criminalised.