R (on the application of Sathanantham and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Deportation. The Administrative Court held that, although the defendant Secretary of State had not been under a duty to provide accommodation, under s 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, she had a duty to determine applications fairly and rationally, and to apply the relevant policy. In the case of the three claimants, the process had simply taken so long that it had not been conducted fairly or rationally.

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