Category Archives: Asylum

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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Resilience Rewards Congolese Asylum Seeker

SN, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1111 (Admin) (24 February 2014) This decision involves judicial review, asylum seeking, fresh claims, certification and the politically plagued postcolonial country of the Republic … Continue reading

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Asylum seeking is a world-wide phenomenon

EM (Eritrea), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSC 12 (19 February 2014)  This case is about so many things; the despotic state of Eritrea, which ranks last in the world for … 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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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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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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Fresh Claims and Freedom of Religion

ST v Secretary of State for Home Department [2012] EWHC 988 (Admin) (20 December 2012) Husayn ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, or Imam Husayn, was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Like the present predicament of … Continue reading

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New Syria Country Guidance

KB (Failed asylum seekers and forced returnees) Syria CG UKUT 00426 (IAC) (21 December 2012) Once the beating heart of Arab nationalism, Syria is a country in ruins. After achieving independence in 1946, dozens of constitutions and cabinets came and went … Continue reading

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Independent Chief Inspector Slams Agency On Legacy Cases

On 22 November 2012, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (“the inspector”) Mr John Vine CPE QPM – whose office was established under section 48 of the UK Borders Act 2007 – published An inspection of the UK … 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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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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Vietnamese Islamist’s Deprivation Of Citizenship Disallowed

B2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Deportation – Preliminary Issue – Allowed) [2012] UKSIAC 116/2012 (26 July 2012) One would rightly think that  the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (“SIAC” or “the commission”) – a creature of statute – is  reserved primarily for … Continue reading

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Child Asylum Seeker’s Detention Held Unlawful

AAM (A Child) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2567 (QB) (27 September 2012) This case has a lot of faces because the legal issues it raises are quite complex. There is a lot in the … Continue reading

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CJEU: Public Manifestation of Religion and Persecution

Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Y & Z [2012] EUECJ C-71/11 (05 September 2012) Pakistan is an intolerant country where human rights are routinely violated and minorities are persecuted. The paradox is that the country was created because Indian Muslims feared a marginal … Continue reading

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Apolitical Zimbabweans and Persecution

RT (Zimbabwe) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 38 (25 July 2012)  This case is of great importance not only to the law, but also to the study of politics and international relations. In … Continue reading

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EEA Regulations Amended

As explained in an alerter post on Free Movement Blog, as of 16 July 2012, the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 will be amended through the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. The regulations are being amended to Give effect … Continue reading

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SK (Zimbabwe): mob violence and exclusion from asylum

SK (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 807, please read judgment.  SK appealed the Upper Tribunal’s decision on the grounds that, on a true interpretation of the Rome Statute, her acts did not amount … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Hearing in UKSC: Watch Live 18-19 June

The latest post on these cases can be found here. The rest of this post continues as originally published. On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June 2012, Lady Hale and Lords Hope, Kerr, Clarke, Dyson, Wilson and Reed will hear … Continue reading

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Case Preview: DD (Afghanistan) in Supreme Court

DD (Afghanistan) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) UKSC 2011/0003 is the sequel to the Al-Sirri case. The same panel of justices will hear the DD case in the UK Supreme Court for two days, on … Continue reading

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Case Preview: Al-Sirri in Supreme Court

The extremely interesting of case of Al-Sirri (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) UKSC 2009/0036 will be heard in the UK Supreme Court by Lady Hale and Lords Phillips, Kerr, Dyson and Wilson. The Court … Continue reading

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