Tsavdaris v Home Office

Immigration – Asylum seeker. The claimant was a Greek national detained by the defendant between 28 May and 5 December 2006, pursuant to a deportation order made on 20 March 2006, which was later revoked. He claimed damages for false imprisonment, on the basis that, following the implementation of Directive (EC) 2004/38 by the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, SI 2000/1813, with effect from 30 April 2006, he could only be removed from the UK 'on imperative grounds of public security' which were never established in his case. The Queen's Bench Division upheld that claim and agreed with the submissions of the claimant.

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