Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice; Coll v Secretary of State for Justice

Prison – Release on licence. The claimants issued proceedings challenging the continuing failure of the defendant Secretary of State to make adequate provision for approved premises to accommodate women prisoners approaching the date on which they would be considered for release on licence. They contended that he had engaged in direct and indirect discrimination, and had breached the public sector equality duty. The Administrative Court held that the Secretary of State had not discriminated, directly or indirectly, in the performance of his functions of providing approved premises for women. However, he had not undertaken the analysis necessary to fulfil his equality duty.

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