Aspects of statutory guidance on Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention were unlawful
Medical Justice & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2461 (Admin)
- Related Member(s):
- Ayesha Christie, Chris Buttler, Sarah Hannett
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement, Public Law
- Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court)
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.
 EWHC 2461 (Admin)http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2017/2461.html