R (Hemmati & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 56 – potentially thousands unlawfully detained
Posted by Saoirse Kerrigan | Solicitor
On 9th January 2020
In a damning indictment of the UK’s immigration detention policy, the Supreme Court has confirmed that the detention of asylum seekers pending transfer to other EU states under the “Dublin Regulation” was unlawful between 1 January 2014 and 15 March 2017, when new regulations were belatedly adopted. This could result in thousands of false imprisonment claims by those detained during this period.