Date published: February 2016
Author(s): Jed Pennington and Jane Ryan
Type: Law and practice
Jed Pennington and Jane Ryan examine important policy developments, including the detained fast track; plus cases regarding torture victims, disabled people and those unlawfully detained.
Policy Detained fast track The detained fast track (DFT) was suspended on 2 July 2015. On 3 July 2015, Blake J declared in the Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) claims (JM and others v SSHD and another) that the DFT as operated created an unacceptable risk of unfairness in respect of those vulnerable or potentially vulnerable whose claims were not suitable for a quick decision in the DFT. On 20 July 2015 Blake J declared in the Trafficking and Equality cases (IK and others v SSHD and another) that the detention of three potential victims of trafficking in the DFT breached ...
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