BB and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Human rights – Inhuman or degrading treatment. The Secretary of State had endeavoured to deport the appellants to Algeria for national security reasons. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) had considered evidence as to detention conditions in Algeria at a facility where the appellants would be held and interrogated and found that, while conditions were primitive, there would be no breach of art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the appellant's appeal and remitted the matter for redetermination in circumstances where the SIAC had misdirected itself as to the correct approach.

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