Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution human rights appeals


Re: R (AB (by his mother and litigation friend)) v Secretary of State for Justice & Ors [2019] EWCA 9 (Civ)

The appeal and underlying claim concern AB’s treatment in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution.

Held: admitted breaches of the rules relating to educational provision and oversight of AB’s removal from association did not lead to a breach of ECHR, art 3. However, AB’s removal from association did engage his rights under ECHR, art 8 – and while such an interference was justified as necessary and proportionate, it was not in accordance with the law.

Ayesha Christie, Sarah Hannett and Daniel Squires QC were involved in this case.