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Home Office ordered to amend policy on torture survivors

Related Member(s):
Chris Buttler, Ayesha Christie
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights

The High Court has granted permission to apply for judicial review in claims challenging the Home Office’s adoption of the restrictive definition of torture in Article 1 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment in its detention policies, which excludes persons who have suffered torture perpetrated by non-state agents. The Court also granted interim relief, replacing the UNCAT definition of torture with the broader definition of torture applied in the pre-12 September 2016 policies. Chris Buttler and Ayesha Christie were involved in this case. Please see here for coverage from the Guardian.