Category Archives: Appeals

Adjournments: Fairness is the Supreme Criterion

Nwaigwe (adjournment: fairness) [2014] UKUT 418 (IAC) (4 September 2014) As explained in the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, it is difficult to get adjournments in immigration cases. Most paper applications are refused. That is exactly … Continue reading

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Case Preview: R (Lord Carlile & Ors) v SSHD in Supreme Court

In Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic Ervand Abrahamian argued that populism, and not fundamentalism, toppled the Shah’s regime. Having visited Iran during the reformist Khatemi era, I can say that back then Iranians did crave democracy but were powerless … Continue reading

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Free Movement Wins Jamaican Homosexual’s Case

Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) v JR (Jamaica), R (on the application of) [2014] EWCA Civ 477 (16 April 2014) This case tells yet another extraordinary tale of winning against impossible odds. The hearing took place on … Continue reading

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No More Freewheeling Article 8

Gulshan (Article 8 – new Rules – correct approach) Pakistan [2013] UKUT 640 (IAC) (17 December 2013) This case is about spouses and relocation. It is also about Karachi which is my hometown and Pakistan’s largest and most dangerous city. … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 2

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013)  SSHD’s Case In light of Qulia, Chapti and Bibi, Blake J explained (at [86]) that the application of … Continue reading

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Asylum and the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations

Al-Sirri (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) DD (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 54   In handing down judgment in these cases on the law of refugee status, the … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Polygamy

SG (child of polygamous marriage) Nepal [2012] UKUT 265 (IAC) (9 July 2012) The Upper Tribunal (“UT”, Justice Blake and Judge Dawson) has recently made it clear that in cases involving polygamy a child will not be able to join … Continue reading

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