Ganesharajah v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant sought damages for unlawful immigration detention for four years and seven months. The defendant Secretary of State conceded unlawfulness as to the first five days, when he had not been given notice of detention and two months, in which an unlawful blanket policy had been applied. The Queen's Bench Division awarded the claimant substantial damages of £500 for the first five days and nominal damages of £100 for the further two months. No further period of detention had been unlawful.

Category: