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Aspects of statutory guidance on Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention were unlawful

Medical Justice & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2461 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Ayesha Christie, Chris Buttler QC, Sarah Hannett QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement, Public Law

The Court held that aspects of the Statutory Guidance, Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention were unlawful, specifically in relation to the definition of torture. It was noted that the definition of torture used in policies and guidance would require medical practitioners to reach conclusions on political issues which they could not be rationally asked to reach.

Ayesha Christie, Chris Buttler & Sarah Hannett were involved in this case.