Category Archives: Court of Appeal

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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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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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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Article 8 and Kafka: Students under Chikwamba

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Hayat (Pakistan) [2012] EWCA Civ 1054 (31 July 2012) The question where an article 8 claim should be made often arises? At times this is a hard question to answer but the … 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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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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Alvi: Every “Rule” Must Be Laid

R (on the application of Alvi) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2012] UKSC 33 This case began as a “simple” Tier 2 (General) application under the points-based system (PBS). Yet the refusal of Mr Alvi’s application ended up … Continue reading

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Immigration and Stare Decisis

Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 741 (01 June 2012) The Court of Appeal (Lord Neuberger MR, Lady Hallett Vice President QBD and Stanley Burnton LJJ) has decided that the SSHD was not … 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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Historic Injustice and Proportionality

Ghising (family life – adults – Gurkha policy) Nepal [2012] UKUT 160 (IAC) In this case the Upper tribunal said that “the ambit of Article 8 is not circumscribed” and in reducing the importance normally attached to immigration control the … 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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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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Notices must advise accurately on appeal rights

E1/(OS Russia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 357 (22 March 2012) In this case the Court of Appeal (Pill, Moses and Sullivan LJJ) heard an appeal in a judicial review case. The court unanimously reversed … Continue reading

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Third bite at the cherry?: uphill and downhill in second appeals

JD (Congo) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 327 (16 March 2012)  Appeals are hugely important but they cost a lot. Thus, in general litigation, the rich can pursue appeals easily … Continue reading

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A rule is a rule

Miah & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 261 (07 March 2012) This is an important case. The Court of Appeal (Maurice Kay, Stanley Burnton and Lewison LJJ) unanimously decided that there was no … Continue reading

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Korean Peninsula: “up against a brick wall”

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SP (North Korea) & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 114 (16 February 2012) The Korean War (1950 – 1953), an historic first instance example of the Cold War getting hot, was a defining … 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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Constitutional cases in the points-based system

Although many facets of immigration control in the UK can be changed there are some matters of principle which executive power cannot vary without the consent of Parliament. Equally, the debate about the exercise of the home secretary’s discretionary powers … Continue reading

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Home secretary loses marriage visa case

R (on the application of Quila and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) R (on the application of Bibi and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2011] UKSC … Continue reading

Posted in Article 8, Chile, Court of Appeal, Forced marriage, Human Rights, Immigration Rules, Pakistan, Spouse visa | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments