Category Archives: ECHR

Death Row Grandmother’s Appeal Dismissed

Sandiford, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] UKSC 44 (16 July 2014) This is a must know case for anyone representing British citizens in legal proceedings abroad. Mrs Sandiford (S), … Continue reading

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UK’s Afghanistan Detention Policy Unlawful

Mohammed v Ministry of Defence & Ors [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB) (02 May 2014) In the wake of the September 11 attacks, stability in Afghanistan became a priority for world leaders. But before all that happened, America, Britain and Saudi … 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unacceptable Behaviour and Deportation – Part 1

Mahajna v Home Secretary (deportation hate speech – unacceptable behaviour) [2012] UKUT B1 (IAC)  This case was about much more than immigration. It was also about the problems of the Middle East. In fact, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the British authorities’ … Continue reading

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Children and Conflicts between Courts

In the Matter of S (a Child) [2012] UKSC 10 (14 March 2012)  This case is about a relationship which became sour. A two-year old child, “W”, was involved and the UK Supreme Court unanimously declined to return the child to Australia … 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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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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Students, cancellation, curtailment and private life

Fiaz (cancellation of leave to remain – fairness) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 57 (IAC) (22 February 2012) Facts Having one’s leave/visa curtailed is quite a serious matter but to have it cancelled is a lot worse. In this case the appellant … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking, Dublin II and Certification

In AA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 23 the Court of Appeal (Longmore and Maurice Kay LJJ, Sir David Keene) unanimously affirmed Mrs Justice Thirlwall’s decision in the High Court. From AA’s perspective, the … Continue reading

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