People submitting cases for consideration may include detainees, ex-detainees, visitors to immigration detainees, supporters, immigration solicitors, Medical Justice volunteers, and others.
Basic Criteria for cases
Note on R (D&K) v SS Home Dept etc - Detainees have a possible claim under art 5 where:
* They have been detained
* A medical examination was conducted by a DC's doctor within 24 hours of arrival in detention which confirmed evidence of torture
NB if the medical examination with 24 hours confirms evidence of torture, this can satisfy the 'independent evidence' requirement. If the detainee remains detained after this, the detention is likely to be unlawful.
Remember that torture doesn't only occur in the context of detention and interrogation: it can include other forms of degrading treatment such as rape, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation.
Submitting a case for consideration
Initial focus for this project ;
* Focus on Fast-track - we are initially focusing on fast-track cases, but not excluding others cases
If you would like to submit a case for consideration ;
For more information and a copy of the questionnaire email Emma Ginn