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Month: November 2021

Home Secretary reverses permanent removal of stop and search safeguards

The Home Secretary has been forced to reverse her decision recently announced in the Government’s Beating Crime Plan to permanently remove the Best Use of Stop and Search safeguards (‘BUSSS’) applicable to suspicionless stop and search under s60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, following a claim for judicial review by the […]

Ministry of Defence concedes failure to implement changes promised at the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton

Jesse Nicholls acted for the family of the late Pte Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut Barracks in 1995, in threatened judicial review proceedings against the MoD arising from its failure to act upon assurances given at the inquest into Pte Benton’s death. The inquest into Pte Benton’s death identified a toxic culture of abuse […]

Greek extradition refused after the authorities failed to provide a prison assurance

Florence Iveson represented one of three requested persons whose extradition to Greece was refused yesterday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, after the Greek authorities failed to provide a prison assurance. Following the service of expert evidence from Professor Tsitselikis, the Greek authorities conceded earlier in the year that Diavata Prison in Thessaloniki was seriously overcrowded and […]

The Brook House Inquiry begins

The inquiry into the mistreatment and abuse of detained people at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 will start public hearings on Tuesday 23 November 2021. The hearings will run until 10 December. There will be a second phase of hearings in February and March 2022. The inquiry came about as a result of […]