Tag Archives: British Nationality

R (Thamby) v SSHD: LTTE, nationality, naturalisation and “good character”

This judicial review case – Thamby, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1763 read judgment here – concerned the SSHD’s refusal to naturalise as a citizen a Tamil national of Sri … Continue reading

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Visa fees, the budget, and UKBA “products”

Once a “welfare state” – after long years of Thatcherism and New Labour, and a few months of the “coalition government” elected on 6 May 2010 – the UK is a very confused place about whose welfare the state is … Continue reading

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British nationality claims: The Case of the East African Asians

How the claim arises There is a large population of South Asians in East Africa. Their presence there dates back to the time of the British Empire when large numbers of South Asian workers were brought to East Africa by … Continue reading

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Kenyan constitutional reform: potential problems in Africa’s Asian British citizenship maze

It is entirely possible that Kenyan Asians who were persecuted in Kenya and discriminated against at home in the UK (which denied them their rightful entry into the UK through perverse legislation such as the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968) will … Continue reading

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