Detention of child unlawful despite reasonable belief that over 18
R (Abdul Muttelab Awed Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 138
- Related Member(s):
- Chris Buttler
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement, Public Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
The question was whether the detention of a child was lawful where a detainee on reasonable grounds had been assessed as over the age of 18, but later it was discovered that the detainee was a child under 18. The Secretary of State’s appeal was dismissed.
Chris Buttler was involved in this case.