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Ahmad, R (on the application of) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 2982 (10 January 2010)

Date: 10/01/2010
Duncan Lewis, Reported Case Solicitors, Ahmad, R (on the application of) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 2982

This judicial review application concerned a refugee from Afghanistan who had previously been treated as having claimed asylum in Greece under the provisions of the Dublin Regulation. The appellant claimed that he was unlawfully detained by the UK authorities on his illegal entry into the UK and made a claim damages for his detention. The court decided that the UK authorities were under a duty under the Dublin Regulation to return the appellant to Greece as soon as Greece would accept responsibility. The appellants appeal and claim for damages dismissed as there was sufficient reason for the authorities to believe that the appellant was an abscond risk and his detention was legal

 

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