Category Archives: Automatic Deportation

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 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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New rules Not a Complete Code for Article 8

MF (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2012] UKUT 393 (IAC) (31 October 2012) The Convention that emerged from the ashes of war to protect people’s freedoms should not have been made a target for a party’s political designs. This … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 2

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Sanade (S), Harrison (H), Walker (W) Legal Discussion Tellingly, in considering the appellants’ Article 8 claims, the UT (at [51]) – remembering Lord Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 1

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) This Upper Tribunal (UT, President Blake and Judge Jordon) case was about three fathers, the appellants, who relied on their family, especially British children, … Continue reading

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Drug dealing and deportation

Masih (deportation – public interest – basic principles) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 46 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Pakistan has a significant minority Christian population (2.8 million) and adherents of the Christian faith in Punjab province are often called Masih – literally … Continue reading

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Automatic deportation and proportionality

Gurung v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 62 (02 February 2012) At times immigration cases have significant criminal elements. In this case, the respondent Rocky Gurung – a Nepali national whose father served as a Gurkha … Continue reading

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