Severe mental health issues impact on the right to asylum

Mitchell, Ed
July 2009
Community Care;7/30/2009, Issue 1781, p29
The article discusses two court cases in which two mental asylum seekers argued that their removal would seriously harm their mental health. A Tamil immigrant who was to be deported pleaded that deportation would violate his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court of Appeal disallowed his plea. In another case a Tamil brother and sister who arrived in England in 2003 also pleaded in he same lines. But in this case the court accepted their plea on exceptional grounds.


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