Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Recent News

Vacancy : Parliamentary & Research Analyst
Friday, October 12th, 2018

Salary : £26,000- £30,000, depending on experience
Start date : as soon as possible>>

Medical Justice submits evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry immigration detention.
Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Medical Justice submits evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry immigration detention.

The full submission can be found here.

Medical Justice evidence to the second Shaw review
Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Medical Justice submits evidence to the second Shaw review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable people.


Adults at Risk policy explained.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

New briefing “Putting Adults at Risk” published. This publication seeks to explain the history behind the Adults at Risk policy, to set out in simple terms how the policy is intended to work and, lastly, to highlight some of the main issues with the policy and explain why it fails to protect vulnerable people from inappropriate detention.


Death at Morton Hall IRC – 19th Nov 2017
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

“Since 2005 Medical Justice has been alerting the Home Office, and now more recently NHS England, about repeated systemic failures in immigration detention and warned that these will lead to further deaths unless they are addressed.>>

BRIEFING NOTE – Medical Justice & Ors v SSHD – Adults at Risk
Monday, November 6th, 2017

BRIEFING NOTE and judgement>>

Invite : Festive Party with Kasai Masai band live : Dec 6th
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

6pm Wednesday 6th December >>

Medical Justice vacancy – Caseworker (maternity cover)
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

An opportunity to join Medical Justice, a well respected charity advocating for the rights of immigration detainees.>>

Media coverage of Medical Justice challenge of definition of torture JR
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Media coverage of the judgement in the judicial review brought by Medical Justice and 7 detainees of the definition of torture in the Home Office’s “Adults at Risk” policy, including Channel 4 News, BBC News, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, the Independent, Buzzfeed, U.S. News, the Sun, Sky News, Freemoevement, Scottish Legal News, the National, RT and others.


High Court rules Government redefinition of torture in immigration detention policy is unlawful
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

A group of unlawfully detained torture victims have been successful in their legal challenge.  The ruling found that the Home Office narrowing the definition of torture in its flag-ship policy lacked “rational or evidence base” and was unlawful.>>