R (on the application of AA (Somalia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant Somali national's appeal against the dismissal of his claim for judicial review, seeking a declaration and damages in the tort of false imprisonment and for breach of art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the basis that he had been unlawfully detained by the defendant Secretary of State. Among things, it held that each of the conclusions reached by the deputy judge that had underpinned his conclusion that the period of the claimant's detention had been reasonable in all the circumstances had been material conclusions he had been fully entitled to have reached on the evidence available to him.

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