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Court: Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Home Secretary in systemic breach of Article 3 ECHR

R (On The Application Of CSM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2175 (Admin)

By a judgment handed down on 30 July 2021, Bourne J held that the Home Secretary was in breach of the duty under Article 3 ECHR to put in place appropriate legal and administrative systems to protect detainees with HIV from harm. Staff were not told about the need to administer antiretroviral medication without delay […]

High Court orders Home Secretary to bring back potential victim of trafficking from France following application of secret policy

AA (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1869 (Admin) (06 July 2021)

Wall J today made an interim order in AA (Sudan) v SSHD, requiring the Home Secretary to use her best endeavours to bring back the Claimant swiftly from France. The Judge concluded that there were high prospects at trial of establishing that the Claimant’s removal had been unlawful, on the ground that the Home Secretary […]

Home Secretary unlawfully prevented Windrush victim’s family from joining her in UK, High Court rules

R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177 (Admin). Under the scheme implemented to remedy the Windrush scandal, the Secretary of State granted the Claimant Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. However, the Claimant ’s husband and five children could only apply […]

High Court finds Universal Credit childcare element is irrational and discriminates against women

R (Salvato) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWHC 102

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Salvato) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWHC 102, a claim brought by a single mother against the requirement in Universal Credit that a parent must pay for childcare upfront in order to be eligible to claim the childcare element of Universal Credit. […]

Licences for the killing or taking of wild birds for specified purposes were not unlawful

Wild Justice v Natural Resources Wales [2021] EWHC 35

The claimant conservation organisation applied for judicial review of the defendant Welsh licensing authority’s issue of three general licences for 2020 for killing or taking wild birds for specified purposes. The defendant was authorised to issue licences to kill or take wild birds posing such threats where there were no other satisfactory solutions. In 2020 […]