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

Immigration – Asylum. The claimant Sri Lankan national sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decisions to detain her and refusing her further submissions for asylum. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that, the Secretary of State had failed to apply her own policy, which had required her to suspend decision-making once the claimant had been accepted for pre-assessment as a victim of torture by the Helen Bamber Foundation. That failure had made the claimant's detention unlawful.

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