Published 9th March 2017

Immigration detainees in prison

On 20 November 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Idira v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1187. The Appellant did not succeed in establishing that detention of immigration detainees in prison rather than an IRC breaches Article 5(1)(f) ECHR but gives important guidance about the circumstances in which this may become unlawful.

Jane Ryan acted for the Appellant with Richard Drabble QC and Graham Denholm of Landmark chambers.

For further information please see the briefing note here and the judgment here.


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