Home Office unlawfully detained victim of torture

Friday 4 November 2016

The High Court has ruled that an Eritrean national, who is a victim of torture, was unlawfully detained by the Home Office. The claimant was represented by Greg Ó Ceallaigh.

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The Court found that substantial damages are payable to the claimant for their detention between 8 September and 21 September 2015. The judge also concluded that if procedures had been properly followed, the claimant would have been lawfully detained between 24 August and 8 September. Therefore, only nominal damages are payable during that period.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh is a member of Garden Court Chambers’ Immigration Detention Team. He was instructed in the case by Siobhan Foulner of Wilsons Solicitors.

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