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

Immigration – Detention. The claimant Pakistani national had been unlawfully detained from the expiry of 24 hours after his arrival at an immigration removal centre because the defendant Secretary of State had failed to arrange for a physical and mental health examination by a medical practitioner. However, the Administrative Court only awarded nominal damages because nothing would have appeared following any such examination that would have led to a report to the effect that, for medical reasons, the continued detention should be reconsidered.

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