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R v Secretary of State for Home Affairs ex parte Birdi [1975]

Facts

  • An immigrant from India was denied the right to marriage immediately before he was due to be deported back to India. He was imprisoned at the time
  • He sought an order to review this decision

Issue

  • Could the applicant be released in order to marry

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Just because someone is of the correct age to marry does not entitle them to marry
  • To a certain degree, the ECHR can be ignored
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