Tarakhil v Home Office

Immigration – Deportation. The Queen's Bench Division found that the claimant an unaccompanied Afghan minor who had arrived in the United Kingdom in 2008, he claimant had never been under any obligation to leave the UK and was not capable of being lawfully removed. He was an important witness in a murder trial as subject to an agreement by the police not to be detained or removed. On that basis the claimant's detention in an Immigration Centre was wrongful and he was entitled to damages in the overall award of £19,250.

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