R (On the application of AG) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant sought judicial review of his immigration detention for a period exceeding two years and seven months. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the defendant Secretary of State had breached the duty of candour and had acted with conspicuous unfairness in failing to disclose information concerning the claimant's family. That had been relevant to her decision to detain and had resulted in the claimant remaining in detention longer than he otherwise would have done. Further, the Secretary of State had breached the principles in R v Governor of Durham Prison, ex p Singh ([1984] 1 All ER 983).

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