Category Archives: Article 5

Solicitors named and shamed in another Hamid judgment

R (DVP & Ors) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 606 (Admin) (17 March 2021) Exercising the R (Hamid) [2012] EWHC 3070 (Admin) jurisdiction, Dame Victoria Sharp PQBD and Tipples J have held that solicitors … Continue reading

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Failure to provide legal aid advice to immigration detainees in prison is unlawful

R (SM) v Bail for Immigration Detainees [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin) (25 February 2021) In these proceedings, Swift J held that the failure to give immigration detainees held in prison access to publicly funded legal advice to an extent equivalent … Continue reading

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False imprisonment: Supreme Court overrules Draga

DN (Rwanda), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 7 (26 February 2020)  In this important judgment, the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision in Draga [2012] EWCA Civ 842 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court refuses to take “retrograde step” on the tort of false imprisonment

R (Jalloh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 4 (12 February 2020)  The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the government’s appeal in Jalloh (formerly Jollah) concerning the law on damages for the tort of false imprisonment. The … Continue reading

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Systematic failure: Immigration bail hearings 2019, the view from Taylor House

The UK is the only country in Europe without a time limit on detention for immigration purposes, despite pressure from numerous campaigns. The burden is therefore on the applicant to show why he should be allowed out on bail while … Continue reading

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Recidivist offender from Italy unsuccessful in Supreme Court

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Franco Vomero (Italy) [2019] UKSC 35 (24 July 2019) In this longstanding dispute about free movement law and Directive 2004/38/EC (the Citizens’ Directive) dating back to 2007, the Supreme Court allowed the government’s appeal in … Continue reading

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Does EIG satisfy Dublin III on detaining asylum seekers? 

In Hemmati & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 2122, the Court of Appeal held by a majority that the detention of five asylum seekers pending removal to other Member States had been unlawful because neither the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance Chapter 55 … Continue reading

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Lawful Detention is a Precondition for Granting Bail

B (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 5 (8 February 2018) The case of “B” enabled the Supreme Court to put to rest the theory that continuous lawful detention is not a condition precedent for exercising … Continue reading

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Case Preview: B (Algeria) v SSHD

The respondent “B” entered the UK illegally in 1993. He is probably from Algeria. But since he refuses to identify himself his real nationality is unknown. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard the SSHD’s appeal on the issue whether, … Continue reading

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The Bad Citizen and EU Law

Arranz (EEA Regulations – Deportation – Test: Spain) [2017] UKUT 294 (IAC) (22 August 2017) Over the years, the CJEU has carved out a special status for those bad EU citizens whose extreme crimes totally transgress the laws of the … Continue reading

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‘The Duty of the CPS is to the Public’: Article 8 and Prosecuting Refugees for False Documents

SXH (Appellant) v The Crown Prosecution Service (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 30 “This woman, in her short life, has had to endure experiences of the most horrific nature,” is how Lord Kerr described the appellant’s ordeal. However, the Supreme Court dismissed … Continue reading

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Sahrawi Asylum Seeker’s Detention Upheld

R (ML (Morocco)) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 2177 (Admin) (31 August 2016) The Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons 1954 expresses quite “profound concern” for stateless persons not protected by the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees … Continue reading

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Supreme Court on Detention, Deportation and Mental Illness

R (O) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 19 (27 April 2016) Heaven knows: Yarl’s Wood IRC – the infamous British Gulag where pregnant women and children are locked up – may even make the likes … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: EU Law Fails ‘Nuisance’ Algerian Criminal

R (Nouazli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 16 (20 April 2016) Algeria and immigration bring to mind the image of radical Islam. For example, in a decade long deportation battle involving six Algerian men which … 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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“Secret Detention”: Assurances and Effective Verification?

XX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 742  In mid June 2012, the Court of Appeal (Lord Neuberger MR, Richards and Davis LJJ) unanimously upheld the Special Immigration Appeals Commission’s (SIAC) decision that the deportation … 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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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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