Prospect of rehabilitation relevant to deportation decision
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Dumliauskas & Ors  EWCA Civ 145
- Related Member(s):
- Hugh Southey QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
The Secretary of State appealed against decisions of the Tribunal refusing the deportation of three foreign criminals because they had better prospects of rehabilitation in the UK. Held: allowing the secretary of state’s appeal, the relative prospects of rehabilitation of foreign criminals in the UK or in their country of nationality were relevant to a deportation decision, but the tribunal erred on the amount of weight to be placed on this factor.
Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.