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October 2017

Torture victims win legal challenge against Home Office

Medical Justice (and Ors) -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department[2017] EWHC 2461 (Admin)


Survivors of torture have won a legal challenge against Home Office rules on asylum seeker detention in the UK. 


Immigration & Asylum

Terminally ill man loses assisted dying challenge


Noel Douglas Conway -v- The Secretary of State for Justice and Others [2017] EWHC 2447 (Admin)


A man suffering from motor neurone disease has lost his challenge against the law on assisted dying.  Mr Conway wanted a declaration that the Suicide Act 1961, which lays out the law on assisted dying, is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) which relates to respect for private and family life. 



Gender segregation in school unlawful



Fair Employment Tribunal finds employee was victimised and harassed

The Fair Employment Tribunal has found that a woman, who worked for a Belfast-based bathroom supplier, was discriminated against, harassed and victimised on the grounds of her religious belief or political opinion and constructively unfairly dismissed.


Employment Law, Local Developments

High Court quashes former Education Minister’s decision

On 13th October the High Court ruled that a decision to turn down an Irish language primary school’s bid to relocate must be quashed.


Education, Local Developments