*R (on the application of Detention Action) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. In the case of R (Refugee Legal Centre) v Secretary of State for the Home Department[2004] All ER (D) 201 (Nov), the court held that the Detained Fast Track system, which provided an accelerated method of dealing with straightforward asylum claims, operated unfairly, and hence unlawfully, but only in specific ways. The appellant action group appealed against that finding. The Court of Appeal, in dismissing the appeal, held that the judge had been correct not to have given any relief in addition to the declaratory order which he had made.

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