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Court says Foreign Convicts Can Remain In Prison Sentence

  Should an immigrant be detained in prison? This is the question the Court of Appeal had to decide on this month. It is worth noting from the outset that the Home Office’s policy of using prisons rather than a purpose-built Immigration Removal Centres as places of detention for convicted foreign national offenders who have served their custodial sentences and are awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom.   The issue.. Read More

Damages For Being Detained in Immigration Detention Centre

The Claimant, Mr Zia Tarakhil, claimed damages for false imprisonment and wrongful detention in the Immigration Detention Centre. Mr Tarakhil, arrived in the UK on 19 May 2008 as an minor and was granted permission to remain in the United Kingdom until 31st March 2011. He applied for an extension of that leave which was pending when he witnessed the homicide of his friend. His application was refused by the.. Read More