Definition of torture in the context of immigration detention policy

Royal College of Psychiatrists, December 2016

This position statement sets out the views of The Royal College of Psychiatrists with regards to the changes to Home Office policy on the definition of torture in the context of immigration detention policy.  The Royal College of Psychiatrists is concerned that the new policy  will significantly weaken the existing safeguards for vulnerable people with a history of torture, trafficking or other serious ill-treatment and that it will not, as is ostensibly intended, provide better protection for vulnerable groups against their detention and from the disproportionate adverse effects of such detention on those with a history of serious traumatic experiences.

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