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Confusion over coronavirus police powers

Charlotte Sykes

Posted by Charlotte Sykes | Trainee
On 1st April 2020

Last week saw the introduction of a raft of emergency powers for coronavirus social and business restrictions. The enthusiasm with which some forces have adopted these powers has caused concern; most strikingly in the case of Derbyshire police, who leapt to join the nation’s teenagers in vying to create Covid-19’s most viral content.

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#IWD2020 – Women in Prison

Brid Doherty

Posted by Brid Doherty | Solicitor
On 6th March 2020

International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on the continued progress that is being made in the arena of women’s rights, as well as the areas where advancements are yet to be made. This year, my thoughts and focus will be on the approximately 3,831 women who are in prison across England and Wales.

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R (Hemmati & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 56 – potentially thousands unlawfully detained

Saoirse Kerrigan

Posted by Saoirse Kerrigan | Solicitor
On 9th January 2020

In a damning indictment of the UK’s immigration detention policy, the Supreme Court has confirmed that the detention of asylum seekers pending transfer to other EU states under the “Dublin Regulation” was unlawful between 1 January 2014 and 15 March 2017, when new regulations were belatedly adopted. This could result in thousands of false imprisonment claims by those detained during this period.

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