Government publishes plans for revamped express deportation system
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"A new fast-track system to deport detained asylum seekers and criminals who are foreign nationals has been proposed by the justice secretary, Liz Truss.
Her proposed rules will mean the time taken to hear the appeals of about 2,000 people against being removed from Britain each year will be capped at between 25 and 28 working days.
The new system is to replace a previous scheme known as the detained fast track, which was ruled unlawful by the court of appeal because its strict time limits were regarded as structurally unfair by the judges."
See: Liz Truss makes fresh attempt to fast-track deportations (The Guardian, link)
Government proposals: The Government's response to its consultation on proposals to expedite appeals by immigraiton detainees (pdf) and: Impact Assessment (pdf)
And: government press release (pdf)
The previous 'Detained Fast Track' system was overturned in after a lengthy legal battle launched by by Detention Action. For an overview of the process, see: The legal challenge (Detention action, link)
And from January 2017: High court rules more than 10,000 asylum seekers treated unfairly (The Guardian, link)
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