R (on the application of VC (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Immigration – Detention. The judge had erred in deciding that, notwithstanding the Secretary of State's misinterpretation of ch 55 of her policy, the breaches only rendered the appellant's detention unlawful for a 24 day period. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the appellant was entitled to compensatory damages for the 10-month period sought.