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Duncan Lewis Public law/Immigration law Director Toufique Hossain BBC South East Today Appearance (27 November 2013)

Date: 27/11/2013
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Public law/Immigration law Director Toufique Hossain BBC South East Today Appearance

Duncan Lewis Public law/Immigration law Director Toufique Hossain appeared on BBC’s South East Today on the 26/11/2013.

Toufique’s appearance was in regard to the case of JS (Sudan) [2013] EWCA Civ 1378: the unlawful detention of a Sudanese national.

JS, 25, is from the Darfur area of Sudan. He was detained for just over two years while the home secretary attempted to deport him after the end of him serving a four-year sentence in a young offender institution for charges of sex offences.

The appeal judges said that eight months of his detention were “unreasonable and unlawful” and that he was therefore entitled to damages due Home Office administrative delays; thus reaching the decision that he could not be deported on human rights grounds.

JS, who went to live in Leicester after his release, successfully appealed against a ruling by deputy high court judge Philip Mott QC in January this year that dismissed his compensation claims on all grounds.

The court of appeal ruled:"His past criminal offending, of itself, cannot be any justification for implementing or extending his time in immigration detention."

Toufique Hossain, Public Law Director & Solicitor and Immigration Director of legal aid firm Duncan Lewis appeared on BBC’s South East Today in regards to the case stated;

“He is obviously remorseful for what he has done, but that is not the issue here. These proceedings are very much related to his immigration detention and not to do with his criminal convictions.”

Toufique Hossain has been recommended by the Legal 500 for his work in immigration law.

You can watch the BBC South East Today program with Toufique's appearance by clicking here.

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