TT (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Asylum. The defendant Secretary of State had not erred in certifying the claimant Vietnamese national's asylum claim as clearly unfounded and the judge had been correct in his conclusion affirming that decision. However, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the claimant had been wrongfully detained between 18 August 2015 and 14 September 2015, and was entitled to substantive damages, as it could not be concluded that continued detention would have been justifiable on the 'very exceptional circumstances' basis.

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