The claimants, adult men of the Muslim faith detained at an immigration removal centre claimed that the conditions and regime interfered with their required religious observance as, they say, devout Muslims, and that the conditions and regime had a differential and discriminatory impact upon them as Muslims, not experienced by those of other faiths or of no faith at all. This is said to follow from a combination of the hours of ‘lock-in’ when detainees coukld not leave their rooms; the required times of Muslim prayer; room sharing; and the presence within the room of a lavatory cubicle without a door.
 EWHC 213 (Admin)
England and Wales
Prisons, Human Rights, Discrimination
Updated: 05 April 2022; Ref: scu.605604