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Latest Press Releases

Supreme Court reasserts the role of medical experts in asylum claims by torture survivors
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday 6 March

Joint press release with Freedom From Torture and the Helen Bamber Foundation

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the lower courts were wrong to override the conclusions of a medical expert when considering forensic evidence of torture in an asylum claim.

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Press release : HMIP report on Harmondsworth IRC – detention of torture
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Press release : HMIP report on Harmondsworth IRC – detention of torture. In response to the HMIP report published 13/03/18

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Medical Justice press release 20/09/17 – Dungavel death
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

A detainee died in Dungavel immigration removal centre yesterday – the second to die in immigration detention in two weeks.>>

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Briefing – Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre Severely Restricts Access to Independent Doctors
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The right to be visited by an independent doctor is enshrined in the Detention Centre Rules. Despite this, in the last few months, Yarl’s Wood detention centre has started to severely restrict access for independent doctors.

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“A Secret Punishment – the misuse of segregation in immigration detention”
Monday, October 19th, 2015

“A Secret Punishment – the misuse of segregation in immigration detention”, published today by the charity Medical Justice, reveals that a disturbing number of sick immigration detainees are put in segregation indiscriminately.  Medical Justice are calling for an immediate halt to the use of segregation in immigration detention.  Immigration detainees may be detained indefinitely despite not having committed any crime – putting them in segregation adds to their trauma.

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