Victims of rape and other torture win against unlawful detention and removal

An important report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons into healthcare at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre was published [yesterday – November 2006]. It focused on “the support and treatment of detainees with mental and traumatic stress disorders, and on issues raised by the medical case management of two female detainees (Ms A and Ms …

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To Women Legislators of the Coalition of the Willing: Neither blood nor rape for oil

To Women Legislators of the Coalition of the Willing: Neither blood nor rape for oil 12 May 2004 Coming clean on rape and other sexual torture of women and girls at the hands of US and UK armed forces or their agents in Iraq and Afghanistan By Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Women Against …

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Legal precedent for rape victims seeking asylum

Legal precedent for rape victims seeking asylum

 

We were centrally involved in winning this important legal precedent for rape survivors seeking asylum in the Royal Courts of Justice, London back in 1997.

Mr Justice Sullivan ruled that the previous Home Secretary had been wrong not to consider new evidence provided by a young woman about the multiple rapes and other violence she suffered from soldiers as a fresh claim for asylum.