Category Archives: Article 8

Article 8 is Not a Box Ticking Exercise

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 300 (Admin) (14 February 2014) In this case Mr Justice Green held that it is important to avoid a “tick box” mentality in respect of article 8 of the … 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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Welcome To The Jungle

Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 72 (20 November 2013) It seems that the controversial jurisprudential saga of impenetrable jungle law has finally been settled. In unanimously dismissing these three appeals, the UK … Continue reading

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CJEU on the Qualification Directive, Homosexuality and Persecution

Joined Cases C-199/12, C-200/12, C-201/12, Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v X, Y and Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel The status of homosexuals is an extremely fascinating aspect of asylum and human rights law. Even in the freedom … Continue reading

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Immigration Bill: Article 8 and Public Interest

The immigration bill has quite a lot to do with article 8 (right to respect for private and family life and one’s home and correspondence) of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is intended that the bill will speedily … Continue reading

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The Immigration Bill

Make no mistake about it. Immigration is the burning issue in the UK’s political arena. In May 2013, in setting out the legislative agenda, Her Majesty had explained that the government will bring forward a bill – ensuring that the … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

B & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2281 (Admin) Islam is in the news a lot. Muslims consider their faith to be a religion of tolerance but some of … Continue reading

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Interesting Judgment On Deporting EU Nationals

A B C v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1272 (Admin) (22 May 2013) This is yet another interesting and useful judgment by His Honour Judge Anthony Thornton QC. The decision involves the Immigration (European Economic … 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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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 1

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013) Much has been said about the controversial mandatory financial requirements – which almost half of the UK’s working … Continue reading

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Silence of the Rules

Green (Article 8 – new rules) Jamaica [2013] UKUT 254 (IAC) (13 May 2013) The speed with which the immigration rules are changed is overwhelming. Inevitably, many things are overlooked. This is an interesting case where the Upper Tribunal (UT) … Continue reading

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Strike Three For New Rules: Part 2

Ogundimu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC) (08 February 2013) SSHD’s Case It was maintained that paragraph A362, part 13 (deportation), of the rules defeated O’s Article 8 claim and, even though the decision was made more … Continue reading

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Strike Three For New Rules: Part 1

Ogundimu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC) (08 February 2013)  Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country – is spearheading the campaign against deportation and Ogundimu is the third case in a row where the judiciary has sent … Continue reading

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Tribunal Unimpressed With New Rules Again: Part 2

Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 45 (IAC) (30 January 2013) The UT explained that the SSHD “overstates the significance of the rule change” and the effects of this change on Article 8 decision making where judges … Continue reading

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Tribunal Unimpressed With New Rules Again: Part 1

Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 45 (IAC) (30 January 2013) Lately a plethora of immigration decisions have descended upon us. All this sensational case law makes awesome reading. But it is impossible to read it all. … Continue reading

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The EU Dimension to Proportionality

Essa, R (On the Application Of) v Upper Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1718 (21 December 2012) Deportation is a hugely controversial issue. Unsurprisingly, opinion on it remains utterly polarised. Journalists and lawyers alike have tried … Continue reading

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Can Third Country National Stepfathers Derive Rights Of Residence From Union Citizen Children?: Part 2

O & S v Maahanmuuttovirasto v L [2012] EUECJ C-356/11 (06 December 2012) This post analyses the rationale espoused by the CJEU in relation to its ruling which is highlighted in Can Third Country National Stepfathers Derive Rights Of Residence From … Continue reading

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Can Third Country National Stepfathers Derive Rights Of Residence From Union Citizen Children?: Part 1

O & S v Maahanmuuttovirasto v L [2012] EUECJ C-356/11 (06 December 2012) This pair of cases was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by the Korkein hallinto-oikeus – the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court. Although as … Continue reading

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SSHD Required to Deal with Fresh Claims in Amended Grounds

ABC, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2825 (Admin) (25 September 2012)  It is no secret that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) makes mistakes. This case is about how the authorities breached … Continue reading

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The new rules: Article 8 and Judges

MF (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2012] UKUT 393 (IAC) (31 October 2012) – see previous post for facts and background. Despite commenting positively [29] on some aspects of the new rules, the UT still thought that it “would be … Continue reading

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