Date published: February 2017
Author(s): Jed Pennington, Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan
Type: Law and practice
Jed Pennington, Janet Farrell and Jane Ryan discuss the adults at risk detention policy and update readers on case law from the European Court of Human Rights, as well as cases concerning unaccompanied minors, quantum, the Hardial Singh principles, the Detained Asylum Casework and the Data Protection Act 1998.
Policy and legislation Adults at risk On 12 September 2016, the Home Office implemented the adults at risk detention policy, which replaced the existing policy framework (Chapter 55.10 of the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance (EIG)) designed to protect the most vulnerable from immigration detention. This was a key part of the government's response to long-standing criticisms of its policy and practice on the detention of the vulnerable, culminating in the Shaw review: Review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons, Stephen Shaw, Cm 9186, January 2016 ('Shaw'). Shaw concluded that the mechanisms designed to protect the vulnerable were not ...
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