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On 23 March 2023, the High Court handed down judgment in an important case about the lawfulness of the Foreign Secretary’s decision-making process when assessing how to assist a British citizen in detention overseas, applying the Court of Appeal’s judgment in R(Abbasi) v SSFCA [2002] EWCA 1598. The case concerns Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who has been in detention in Nigeria since 27 June 2021.

The judgment can be found here.

News reports are available from the Guardian and Reuters.

Charlotte Kilroy KC acted for the Claimant instructed by Bindmans LLP.

Sir James Eadie KC acted for the Defendant.

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