Gina Clayton

in Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law

Seventh edition

Published on behalf of © Gina Clayton 2016

Published in print July 2016 | ISBN: 9780198747550
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191810510 | DOI:

Series: Textbook on


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Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter focuses on the issue of immigration detention. The deprivation of liberty is one of the most serious infringements of fundamental human rights. In immigration law, individuals lose their liberty through the exercise of a statutory discretion by the Home Office or immigration officers. The chapter considers the statutory powers and executive guidelines, together with human rights and common law rules. The use of detention is an increasingly common phenomenon in the asylum process, and the key role of temporary admission is examined. The former use of indefinite detention for foreign terrorist suspects is discussed at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: immigration officers; human rights; immigration law; indefinite detention; asylum; temporary admission; immigration detention; Article 5

Chapter.  23709 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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