Category Archives: Zimbabwe

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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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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Case Comment: Shepherd Masimba Kambadzi (FC) (Appellant) v SSHD (Respondent) [2011] UKSC 23

The summarised facts of this case are that Shepherd Masimba Kambadzi (“SMK”), a national of Zimbabwe, arrived in the United Kingdom as a visitor with 6 months’ leave to enter on 30 October 2002. Subsequently, his leave was extended until … Continue reading

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SK (Zimbabwe) v SSHD: Supreme Court’s awaited judgment

R (on the application of SK (Zimbabwe)) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) was heard by the UKSC on 10 February 2010 on appeal from the Court of Appeal. In this case where the SSHD … Continue reading

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Case Comment: RT (Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2010] EWCA Civ 1285

The latest Zimbabwe post is available here. The rest of this post continues as originally published. As predicted by the pundits of human rights law, HJ (Iran) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 31 is really beginning to find its application in the … Continue reading

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Enforced Zimbabwe returns to resume

The Minister for Immigration Mr Damian Green issued a written ministerial statement on 14 October 2010 that the UKBA will be resuming enforced returns of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe. In September 2006 the then Immigration and Nationality Directorate suspended enforced … Continue reading

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Case Comment: TM (Zimbabwe) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 916

The present case from Zimbabwe is about refugee sur place activity. This is where persons who were not refugees when they left their countries of origin became refugees later because of intervening events. Refugees sur place may owe their fear … Continue reading

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