*Medical Justice and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Immigration – Detention. Aspects of the defendant Secretary of State's Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention guidance on the definition of torture were unlawful. The Administrative Court held that it had conflicted with the Immigration Act 2016 s 59 and had lacked a rational or evidence base. The United Nations Convention against Torture definition would require medical practitioners to reach conclusions on political issues, which they could not rationally be asked to reach.

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