R (on the application of DK) v Secretary Of State For Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant Turkish national sought damages for unlawful immigration detention for over ten months. The Administrative Court held that there had been a breach of r 34 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001, SI 2001/238, by failing to conduct a medical examination within 24 hours of his admission to immigration detention. However, even if such examination had been carried out on the claimant's admission to immigration detention, that would not have affected the decision to continue to detain him. Accordingly, the claimant was only entitled to nominal damages.

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