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Home Office unlawfully detained a man with schizophrenia- agreed damages of £105,000  

 

A US national diagnosed with schizophrenia was unlawfully detained. In brief, the Home Office agreed to pay damages of £105,000 and accepted liability for his entire period of unlawful detention (250 days), a breach of Article 3 ECHR through failure to ensure consistent access to anti-psychotic medication for his mental illness, and a breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty through a failure to have due regard to the need for an evacuation plan adjusted for disabled detainees. To read more details about this case please click here.


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