Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p X [2001] 1 WLR 740 (CA)

Mental health – human rights – immigration

An illegal immigrant could be deported from the UK under the Immigration Act 1971, notwithstanding the immigrant’s detention in hospital under s48 Mental Health Act 1983 and was not a breach of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It was sufficient that the Secretary of State had taken the claimant’s mental illness into account

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