Prisoners detained in single cells without in-cell sanitation who, when unable to obtain prompt release from their cells to use toilets, had to urinate or defecate into a plastic bucket that they emptied and cleaned when next they left the cell, had not suffered breaches of their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.3 or art.8. There was no evidence that the "slopping out" regime had caused prisoners illness, distress, anxiety or feelings of humiliation, and no evidence of any injury to their privacy or dignity.

QBD (Hickinbottom J) 19/12/2011
[2011] EWHC 3379 (QB)

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