Tag Archives: UK Supreme Court

Death Row Grandmother’s Appeal Dismissed

Sandiford, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] UKSC 44 (16 July 2014) This is a must know case for anyone representing British citizens in legal proceedings abroad. Mrs Sandiford (S), … Continue reading

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Case Preview: R (Lord Carlile & Ors) v SSHD in Supreme Court

In Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic Ervand Abrahamian argued that populism, and not fundamentalism, toppled the Shah’s regime. Having visited Iran during the reformist Khatemi era, I can say that back then Iranians did crave democracy but were powerless … Continue reading

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Deportation Order Terminates ILR

George, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) [2014] UKSC 28 Theresa May, who has vowed to cleanse the UK of the malaise of criminal foreigners, must be delighted with the Supreme … Continue reading

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UK’s Afghanistan Detention Policy Unlawful

Mohammed v Ministry of Defence & Ors [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB) (02 May 2014) In the wake of the September 11 attacks, stability in Afghanistan became a priority for world leaders. But before all that happened, America, Britain and Saudi … Continue reading

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Asylum seeking is a world-wide phenomenon

EM (Eritrea), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSC 12 (19 February 2014)  This case is about so many things; the despotic state of Eritrea, which ranks last in the world for … Continue reading

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Immigration Bill: Article 8 and Public Interest

The immigration bill has quite a lot to do with article 8 (right to respect for private and family life and one’s home and correspondence) of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is intended that the bill will speedily … Continue reading

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The Immigration Bill

Make no mistake about it. Immigration is the burning issue in the UK’s political arena. In May 2013, in setting out the legislative agenda, Her Majesty had explained that the government will bring forward a bill – ensuring that the … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

B & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2281 (Admin) Islam is in the news a lot. Muslims consider their faith to be a religion of tolerance but some of … Continue reading

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Interesting Judgment On Deporting EU Nationals

A B C v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1272 (Admin) (22 May 2013) This is yet another interesting and useful judgment by His Honour Judge Anthony Thornton QC. The decision involves the Immigration (European Economic … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Colleges: Supreme Court Upholds Sponsorship Guidance But Questions The Immigration Act’s Efficacy

New London College Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 51 (17 July 2013)  Only a year sets the R (Alvi) v SSHD [2012] UKSC 33 and R (New London College … Continue reading

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A Rather Cruel Piece Of Mockery: Part 1

MM, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) (05 July 2013) Much has been said about the controversial mandatory financial requirements – which almost half of the UK’s working … 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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Asylum and the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations

Al-Sirri (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) DD (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 54   In handing down judgment in these cases on the law of refugee status, the … Continue reading

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LPP and Article 8 Hearing in Supreme Court Next Week

R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) (Appellants) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another (Respondents) UKSC 2010/0215 is an important case for lawyers and professionals everywhere so I thought that I would share the preview.  It is a … Continue reading

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Spectres of Pankina: The Rules, Fairness and Article 8

Ferrer (limited appeal grounds; Alvi) Philippines [2012] UKUT 304 (IAC) (01 August 2012) This is a recent Upper Tribunal (“UT”, Judges Storey and Lane) case involving the Alvi [2012] UKSC 33 and Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719 genre of cases. The … Continue reading

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Challenging the Restriction on Alvi’s Scope

Like its predecessor Statement of Changes Cm8423, the explanatory memorandum to Statement of Changes HC 565 expressed the government’s regret in relation to the fact that the changes to the Immigration Rules did not (yet again) comply fully with the … Continue reading

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The vanishing prerogative

Munir & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 32 (18 July 2012)  In these two appeals, the critical question before the Supreme Court was whether the SSHD’s statements in relation … 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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For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

This morning’s business in the UK Supreme Court had an unexpected but extremely pleasant surprise for viewers. Apart from the Court’s usual business of handing down several judgments, Lord Hope made a profoundly touching speech about Lord Phillips – the Court’s … Continue reading

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