R (on the application of P) (DRC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case

Immigration – Deportation. The claimants were nationals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC). R was a failed asylum seeker liable to deportation and P was a criminal deportee. They sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decisions to deport them to the DRC. The Administrative Court held that the decision that R would not be at risk of treatment contrary to art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been reasonable, rational and based on objective country origin information. However, there was a real and substantial risk that P would be subjected to further imprisonment and ill-treatment if returned.

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