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

Immigration – Asylum seeker. The claimant Albanian national sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decisions to certify his human rights claim as clearly unfounded and to detain him pending removal. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that, despite interference with the claimant's family life, the Secretary of State's decision to certify that the claimant's human rights claim had been clearly unfounded had been rational and lawful. Further, it had been lawful for detention to be maintained, in particular, when family proceedings had been contemplated.

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