SNA v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant Egyptian national had been unlawfully detained between 14 September 2016 and his release on 28 September 2016, as the defendant Secretary of State's reliance on the United Nations Convention against Torture definition of torture had amounted to a public law error and had undermined her decision. However, the Administrative Court held that the claimant was only entitled to nominal damages, as had she addressed the correct definition of torture, she would have reached the same decision to continue detention with a view to removal.

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