BCT v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo issued proceedings, alleging that his detention had been unlawful. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the risk of re offending and absconding had justified the claimant's detention whilst the Secretary of State had awaited judgment in R (on the application of P) (DRC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case ([2013] All ER (D) 181 (Dec)). Further, on new evidence, there had been a realistic prospect of removing the claimant after the Secretary of State had abandoned her appeal against that decision.

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