Tag Archives: Removals

Strike Three For New Rules: Part 1

Ogundimu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC) (08 February 2013)  Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country – is spearheading the campaign against deportation and Ogundimu is the third case in a row where the judiciary has sent … 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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Removing adult children as family members

Ahmad & Ors (removal of children over 18) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 267 (IAC) (30 July 2012)  At times the drafting of the Immigration Acts leaves a lot to be desired: rapid legislative change enhances entropy in an already difficult environment. … Continue reading

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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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Immigration and Stare Decisis

Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 741 (01 June 2012) The Court of Appeal (Lord Neuberger MR, Lady Hallett Vice President QBD and Stanley Burnton LJJ) has decided that the SSHD was not … 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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Refugee Convention: domestic law defines “lawful”

R (on the application of ST (Eritrea)) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 12 (21 March 2012) The Supreme Court – Lady Hale and Lords Hope, Brown, Mance, Kerr, Clarke and Dyson – has unanimously … Continue reading

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Korean Peninsula: “up against a brick wall”

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SP (North Korea) & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 114 (16 February 2012) The Korean War (1950 – 1953), an historic first instance example of the Cold War getting hot, was a defining … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 2

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Sanade (S), Harrison (H), Walker (W) Legal Discussion Tellingly, in considering the appellants’ Article 8 claims, the UT (at [51]) – remembering Lord Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Using children to stop deportation: Part 1

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2011] UKUT 48 (IAC) (07 February 2012) This Upper Tribunal (UT, President Blake and Judge Jordon) case was about three fathers, the appellants, who relied on their family, especially British children, … Continue reading

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Drug dealing and deportation

Masih (deportation – public interest – basic principles) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 46 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Pakistan has a significant minority Christian population (2.8 million) and adherents of the Christian faith in Punjab province are often called Masih – literally … Continue reading

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Refugee Convention and lawful presence?

Update - The UKSC handed down its judgment in this case on 21 March 2012 and the most recent post in relation to this case is available here.  R (on the application of ST (Eritrea))(FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Massive Somalia Guidance

Once the arena for the expansionist designs of European powers – such as Britain and Italy – in the Horn of Africa, Somalia is arguably the foremost complex humanitarian emergency in the world: pretty much Hell on Earth. These days, … Continue reading

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A letter from Manchester

On any given day of the year Manchester’s streets buzz endlessly with chatter in the Punjabi language which – like headscarves, Qur’āns, shalwar kameez, mosques, miles of takeaways and foreigners – is a local trademark. Things, however, are not quite what they … Continue reading

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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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Case Comment: SI (variation/curtailment – human rights ground) Pakistan [2011] UKUT 00118 (IAC)

This brief case makes a hulking legal point. Moreover, it illustrates the games which the UKBA “plays” with the objects of its control. Although the outcome was not in favour of SI (the appellant), the case is quite valuable because … 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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Latest immigration statistics

Overview The latest statistical bulletin produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on immigration is a very telling document. In its latest publication the ONS has observed that: In the year to September 2010 the overall number of entry … Continue reading

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Case Comment: ZH (Tanzania) v SSHD [2011] UKSC 4

While one Brenda (in Yarl’s Wood) awaits deportation from the UK to a certain death in Uganda, another Brenda in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Baroness Hale of Richmond of course) has made some particularly telling observations regarding the … 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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