R (on the application of Mormoroc) v Secretary of State for Justice

Human rights – Discrimination. The defendant Secretary of State's policy, that a foreign prisoner who had been notified of liability to deportation, but no decision to deport had been made, should be presumed unsuitable to be considered for release on home detention curfew unless there were exceptional circumstances justifying release, was not discriminatory, as it did not draw a distinction on the grounds of nationality, but on the basis of liability or eligibility to deportation. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal, as there had been no discrimination against him.

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