Stephanie Harrison appeared for the succesful claimant in R (on the application of HA (Nigeria)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 979 (Admin). Singh J concluded that the claimant's immigration detention during two periods in 2010 and the policy introduced on 26 August 2010 in relation to the detention of people with mental illness had been unlawful.
It was stated that during the period leading up to the claimant's transfer to the hospital in July 2010, the detention had violated Article 3 ECHR amounting to degrading treatment. It was held that, inter alia, the policy introduced on 26 August 2010 in relation to detention of people with mental illness was unlawful in breach of the Defendant's duties under section 71 of the Race Relations Act 1976 and section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
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