R (Degainis) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted February 8th, 2010 in damages, detention, law reports by sally

R (Degainis) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 137 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 24

 “When deciding whether to make an award of damages, under art 5(5) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, for a breach of art 5(4) of the Convention it was necessary to have regard to the provisions of s 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the restrictions placed on such awards. There was no inconsistency between the terms of s 8 of the 1998 Act and the terms of art 5(5) and no basis for the assumption that compensation in art 5(5) was restricted in its meaning to money, and in some cases the finding of a violation would provide sufficient compensation for a breach of art 5(4).”

WLR Daily, 4th February 2010

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