Litigation Recent Decisions 07/02/95

Home Office: illegal immigrants applied for habeas corpusImmigration Act – no power to detain asylum seekers

R v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Anor, ex parte Khan; Same v Same, ex parte Virk; Same v Same ex parte Singh; Same v Same, ex parte Taggar (1995) (QBD 16/01/95) (Dyson J)

Summary:

No power under the Immigration Act 1971 to detain political asylum seekers.

Applications for habeas corpus by illegal immigrants under s33 Immigration Act 1971 seeking political asylum and under detention as illegal immigrants.