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Month: July 2017

27 July 2017

Strasbourg court rules that 16 year old had been subjected to “degrading” treatment at police station in breach of Article 3

The European Court of Human Rights found that a child was subjected to “degrading” treatment contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by being kept handcuffed and wearing just his underwear for at least two and a half hours and, subsequently, by being placed in a cell with adult detainees for three days.

13 July 2017

Referral Orders

A sentencing option for children who have pleaded guilty to an offence. If given a referral order a child is referred to a Youth Offender Panel with a parent. The child agrees a contract with the panel. A referral order can be from 3 months-12months.

4 July 2017

Child held in unlawful isolation at Feltham Prison

AB v Secretary of State and Youth Justice Board [2017] EWHC 1694 (Admin) The High Court has held that the segregation of a child for over 22 hours a day at Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institution (HMYOI) Feltham breached Article 8 of the ECHR and the Young Offender Institution Rules 2000.