Administrative Court hears challenge to asylum accommodation at Napier Barracks

Prison 4712885 1920

Mr Justice Linden is today hearing the second day of submissions in the conjoined claims in R (NB and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a challenge by six asylum seekers to the lawfulness of the provision of asylum accommodation at Napier barracks in Kent. The claimants challenge the provision of accommodation at Napier, formerly in use as a military barracks, on the basis that it is not “adequate” accommodation for the purposes of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, that the conditions are such as to breach their human rights under Articles 3 and 8, that the allocation process was unlawful, and that the conditions at Napier amount to an unlawful deprivation of their liberty. Admas Habteslasie acts for Liberty, which is intervening in the claim by written submissions.

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