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

Immigration – Detention. The claimant Sri Lankan national sought judicial review of the lawfulness of his immigration detention. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that it could not be said that the Secretary of State had failed in her public law duties in failing to take reasonable steps to give practical effect to her policy of preventing the detention of torture victims other than in exceptional circumstances.

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