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Yarls Wood families' detention ruled unlawful

11 January 2011

Today at the High Court, two families held at Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre have succeeded in their claims that they were unlawfully detained. Suppiah and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department concerned two mothers and their young children who were locked up last year after dawn raids on their homes.

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Deputy Prime Minister slates control orders

07 January 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg criticized the control order regime in a speech on civil liberties, given at the Institute of Government this morning. Although no details were announced on legislative proposals, he said ‘I don’t think it’s justifiable to impose virtual house arrest without having to charge or convict someone first’.

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Liberty poll shows public support investigation and prosecution over unsafe and unfair control orders

06 January 2011

Today a Liberty poll revealed that the public prefer surveillance of terror suspects to gather evidence for prosecution rather than the control order regime.

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