McDowall v G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd

Prisoner – Human rights. Sheriff Court: In an action for damages under s 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the court upheld the pursuer's preliminary plea and granted declarator that the defenders' use of restraint while taking him from prison to attend three hospital appointments in 2013 was incompatible with his rights, under arts 3 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, not be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment and to respect for his private life.

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