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

Immigration – Detention. The Administrative Court allowed the claimant Zimbabwean national's application for judicial review of his immigration detention, as there was no realistic, foreseeable prospect of returning him to Zimbabwe. Although the claimant would be likely, if released, to abscond and to commit further offences, the defendant Secretary of State could not justify his continued detention when he had made it clear that he would not agree to his return home and the Zimbabwean authorities would only accept returning nationals if they had a passport or wished to return.

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