Freedom from Torture - What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case

What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case

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RightsInfo
Monday, 16 October, 2017

Last week, the Home Office lost a case over its controversial definition of “torture,” which the High Court ruled was unlawful. 

The case, brought by the charity Medical Justice and seven survivors of torture, claimed some individuals who applied for asylum in the UK had been wrongfully placed in immigration detention – all because of a definition.

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