Tag Archives: Detention

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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Child Asylum Seeker’s Detention Held Unlawful

AAM (A Child) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2567 (QB) (27 September 2012) This case has a lot of faces because the legal issues it raises are quite complex. There is a lot in the … Continue reading

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POCA: seizure, detention and forfeiture of cash

What do two suitcases – stuffed with £10 and £20 notes totalling £50,000 – being checked-in from London to Istanbul have in common with a submission of no case to answer and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”)? Secretary of … 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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Case Comment: SO (imprisonment breaks continuity of residence) Nigeria [2011] UKUT 164 (IAC)

In this case, the issue before the UTIAC was whether time spent in custody is to be counted in the five-year period which an applicant requires to qualify as the family member of an EEA national in order to acquire … Continue reading

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Children “at the heart” of family reunions

The government has announced its plans for a more “humane approach” to family reunions where the best interests of children will remain paramount. The immigration minister’s statement in relation to ending the detention of children from last December can be … Continue reading

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Please don’t deport Brenda Namigadde

One would have to agree with the archbishop of Canterbury Dr Williams that the killing of Ugandan gay rights’s activist David Kato, who was murdered at his home in Mukono, Kampala after having won in court against a tabloid which … Continue reading

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Detention, enforcement and removals revised

The UKBA has revised  3 chapters of thier enforcement instructions and guidance. The said chapters are: Chapter 31 – Enforcement visits Chapter 43 – Personal safety in enforcement work Chapter 61 – Arrest teams – operational procedures Apart from republishing the … Continue reading

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Revised detention guidance

The UKBA has updated Chapter 31 (Detention and detention policy in port cases) of its Immigration Directorates’ Instructions (IDIs). The Agency has also revised Chapter 55 (Detention and temporary release) of its Enforcement Manual. Everyone can only hope that the UKBA can adhere … 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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The UKSC’s decision on immigration detention: Walumba Lumba and Kadian Mighty

While the earlier judgment of SK (Zimbabwe) (UKSC 2009/0022) is still pending (update: the UKSC’s decision in that case was handed down on 25 May 2011 and the latest post in that case is available here), the UKSC will yet again … Continue reading

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The UKBA and the detention of children

Detention is one of the most analysed topics in legal discourse. Detaining minors is an extraordinary step and in this country there is a very proud tradition which sets aside juvenile offenders’ trial processes in comparison to the manner and … Continue reading

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Agency responds to Jimmy Mubenga’s death

Any lawyer with experience of detention centre work in the immigration field will be familiar with the term “IRC”. This acronym stands for the rather obnoxious term Immigration Removal Centre. The security company G4S is responsible for “running” these “facilities” … Continue reading

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