Category Archives: Appeals

Presidential Guidance on Article 8 and Entry Clearance

Mostafa (Article 8 in entry clearance) [2015] UKUT 112 (IAC) (6 March 2015) The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO, Cairo) appealed the decision of the First-tier Tribunal to allow Mostafa’s appeal against the ECO’s decision in September 2013 to refuse him … Continue reading

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Immigration Act 2014: New Appeals Regime Rolled Out

Further implementation of the abolition of appeal rights under the Immigration Act 2014 (“the Act”) arrived earlier this month in the form of the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Amendment) Order 2015 (“the Order”). … Continue reading

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Terrorism, Deprivation of Citizenship and Statelessness: SSHD (Respondent) v B2 (Vietnam)(Appellant) in Supreme Court

This is yet another case related to terrorism. It readily demonstrates that people from diverse backgrounds are attracted to Islamic extremism and that the UK is fertile ground for breeding fanatics. The dilemma for the UK, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Immigration Act 2014: Cutover to Appeals Provisions

Apart from kicking off a raft of other twisted provisions, the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2711, “the Order”) makes provision for partial commencement of the not so eagerly awaited appeals provisions … Continue reading

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Adjournments: Fairness is the Supreme Criterion

Nwaigwe (adjournment: fairness) [2014] UKUT 418 (IAC) (4 September 2014) As explained in the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, it is difficult to get adjournments in immigration cases. Most paper applications are refused. That is exactly … Continue reading

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

See update here. 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 … Continue reading

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Free Movement Wins Jamaican Homosexual’s Case

Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) v JR (Jamaica), R (on the application of) [2014] EWCA Civ 477 (16 April 2014) This case tells yet another extraordinary tale of winning against impossible odds. The hearing took place on … Continue reading

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