Mandatory requirement of individual assessment for EU citizens waiting for deportation

The Court of Appeal in the case of R (Lauzikas) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1168 ruled out that the Home Office can not detain an EU citizen who is awaiting deportation from the UK without first assessing whether doing so is a “proportionate and necessary” measure in accordance with EU Law. Any decision to detain the person cannot be justified only by his/her previous charges. On the contrary, Home Office should conduct individual assessment of the situation before or immediately after the detention of an EU citizen.

Posted on Jul 16, 2019.


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