Published 26th May 2023

High Court declares secret Home Office detention policy unlawful

The High Court declared unlawful a secret policy used by the Home Secretary to repeatedly stop and detain two mothers and their children at port. The women are lawful residents of the UK. The secret policy was only uncovered in these proceedings through evidence gathered from charities and lawyers.

MXK, SXB and their children are represented by Janet Farrell and Erica San of Bhatt Murphy and Dan Squires KC of Matrix Chambers and Shu Shin Luh of Doughty Street Chambers.

You can read more about the case here. You can read the judgment here.

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