*R (on the application of O) (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. In dismissing the appeal of the claimant Nigerian national against the refusal of her application for permission for her claim for judicial review to proceed in circumstances where she had been detained pending deportation, the Supreme Court considered issues arising from the appeal relating, among other things, to the lawfulness of her detention and the policy of the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of the detention of the mentally ill pending deportation.

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