R (on the application of YH (China)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The defendant Secretary of State had not established that there had, at any stage in the claimant Chinese national's immigration detention, been a prospect of her removal in a reasonable time in all the circumstances such as to justify detention under the Hardial Singh principles. Accordingly, the Administrative Court held that the claimant's detention from 4 January to 21 April 2017 inclusive had been unlawful.

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