Legal Updates

The Supreme Court has refused permission for the government to appeal against the Court of Appeal judgement of 29 July 2015, which found the Detained Fast Track asylum appeal process to be ‘systemically unfair.’

Legal Updates

On 2 July, the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire announced the suspension of the detained-fast track system (which handles certain asylum claims, deemed to be quick and easy to resolve).

Legal Updates

On 9 July we celebrated the victory of our friends at Detention Action over immigration detention when the High Court ruled that the Detained Fast Track system was being operated unlawfully. Although previous judgments had been critical of the DFT system, this case was significant as it is the first time any aspect of the system has been acknowledged as unlawful by the court.