Category Archives: Cases

Essence Must Always Be Disclosed

ZZ (France) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No. 2) [2014] EWCA Civ 7 (24 January 2014) Some disputes are difficult to settle. This case involves a longstanding quarrel about the true interpretation of Directive 2004/38/EC (the directive) … Continue reading

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MG and Onuekwere: Part 2

As stated by the CJEU in para 31 of MG, Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EUECJ C-378/12 is an important judgment. Nnamdi Onuekwere (O), a Nigerian, claimed that he entered the UK as a visitor. Surely … Continue reading

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MG and Onuekwere: Part 1

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MG [2014] EUECJ C-400/12 (16 January 2014) Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EUECJ C-378/12 (16 January 2014) In these punchy judgments, the Court of Justice of the … 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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A Nice Bit Of Beer

Blackside Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2087 (Admin) (23 July 2013) The UK Border Agency (as it partially continues to call itself) is easily criticised for the way it … 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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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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CJEU: The Concept of a Formally Limited Residence Permit

State Secretary van Justitie v Mangat Singh [2012] EUECJ C-502/10 (18 October 2012) As explained in recitals 25 and 26 of its preamble, Directive 2003/109/EC (“the directive”), concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents, does not apply … Continue reading

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Other Family Members: The Rationale

The last post had shed a little bit of light on the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in relation to six questions which were referred to it by the Upper Tribunal (“UT”) in MR … Continue reading

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CJEU: Re Other Family Members

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Islam & Anor [2012] EUECJ C-83/11 (05 September 2012) Lamenting that it was “unfortunate” that the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (“the regulations”, which transpose Directive 2004/38/EC or the “Citizens Directive” … Continue reading

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The vanishing prerogative

Munir & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 32 (18 July 2012)  In these two appeals, the critical question before the Supreme Court was whether the SSHD’s statements in relation … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Behaviour and Deportation – Part 2

Mahajna v Home Secretary (deportation hate speech – unacceptable behaviour) [2012] UKUT B1 (IAC). This post is a continuation of Unacceptable Behaviour and Deportation, Part 1. The Upper Tribunal The UT thought that although the SSHD’s views on the public interest were … 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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Falun Gong, Country Guidance and HJ (Iran)

LW (China) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 519 (24 April 2012)  In this case the Court of Appeal (Black, Mummery and Moore Bick LJJ) found that a Chinese asylum seeker’s discreet involvement in Falun … Continue reading

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Case Preview: Alvi and Munir in Supreme Court

The latest post on Alvi is available here. For the impact of Alvi on the Immigration Rules see post here. The latest post on Rahman, Munir and DP 5/96 is available here. Original post continues below. Writing last week on the … Continue reading

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President Blake blasts postal payments

Basnet (validity of application – respondent) Nepal [2012] UKUT 113 (IAC) (04 April 2012) A very large number of immigration applications are made in the post. In this important case the Upper Tribunal (President Blake and Judge Macleman) found that … Continue reading

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Refugee Convention: domestic law defines “lawful”

R (on the application of ST (Eritrea)) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 12 (21 March 2012) The Supreme Court – Lady Hale and Lords Hope, Brown, Mance, Kerr, Clarke and Dyson – has unanimously … Continue reading

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POCA: seizure, detention and forfeiture of cash

What do two suitcases – stuffed with £10 and £20 notes totalling £50,000 – being checked-in from London to Istanbul have in common with a submission of no case to answer and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”)? Secretary of … Continue reading

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Extradition and family life hearing in Supreme Court

UPDATE: The UKSC handed down judgment in these cases today (20 June 2012). The press summary is available here and the judgment is available here. BAILII judgment available here. The Court unanimously allowed the appeal in the case of FK. … 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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