Category Archives: Proportionality

Advocate General Sharpston: Charter Constrains “Verifying” Asylum Claimants’ Sexual Orientation

In her recent Opinion in Joined Cases C-148/13, C149/13 and C-150/13, A, B and C, AG Sharpston agreed with the view that “an individual’s sexual orientation is a complex matter, entwined inseparably with his identity, that falls within the private … Continue reading

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Article 8 is Not a Box Ticking Exercise

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 300 (Admin) (14 February 2014) In this case Mr Justice Green held that it is important to avoid a “tick box” mentality in respect of article 8 of the … Continue reading

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Citizens’ Directive: Imprisonment and Permanent Residence

Nnamdi Onuekwere v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EUECJ C-378/12 (03 October 2013) This post looks at Advocate General Yves Bot’s recent opinion on Directive 2004/38/EC and the right of permanent residence. The opinion “carries no legal … Continue reading

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Court of Justice of the European Union on State Security, Notification of Decisions, Disclosure and Judicial Protection

Case C-300/11 ZZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department (4 June 2013) This is such an interesting case, which also involves Islam and the West, on Directive 2004/38/EC (the Directive). Some of the details in the Special Immigration … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 2

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013)  SSHD’s Case In light of Qulia, Chapti and Bibi, Blake J explained (at [86]) that the application of … Continue reading

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Strike Three For New Rules: Part 2

Ogundimu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC) (08 February 2013) SSHD’s Case It was maintained that paragraph A362, part 13 (deportation), of the rules defeated O’s Article 8 claim and, even though the decision was made more … Continue reading

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Tribunal Unimpressed With New Rules Again: Part 2

Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 45 (IAC) (30 January 2013) The UT explained that the SSHD “overstates the significance of the rule change” and the effects of this change on Article 8 decision making where judges … 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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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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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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Family Migration and Article 8’s New Dress

Theresa May’s rabid immigration policies are no secret and the government is changing the Immigration Rules yet again. It is the eighteenth statement of changes in the Immigration Rules to be announced by the Home Office since the present government … 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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