Supreme Court rules provision of approved premises discriminatory

 

The Supreme Court has ruled that the sparse provision of "approved premises” (formerly known as probation hostels) for women as compared to men is discriminatory. This is a really important decision and potentially paves the way for other discrimination challenges in relation to the way that women are treated in the criminal justice and prison systems.  

 

Henrietta Hill QC and Ruth Brander were instructed by Clifford Chance LLP, intervening on behalf of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

 

Read the Howard League press release.

Read the Supreme Court judgement.

Read the Supreme Court press summary.

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