Category Archives: Article 8

Case Preview: Johnson v SSHD

Throwing up blazing issues of historic injustice and denial of citizenship at birth, this jamming case is hot stuff. Earlier, the Court of Appeal overturned the judgment of Dingemans J and held that no violation of article 14 of the … Continue reading

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‘Integration’ Calls for a Broad Evaluative Judgment

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Kamara [2016] EWCA Civ 813 (11 August 2016) It is nearly impossible to find an immigration judgment at the Court of Appeal level that does not mention any case law at all. … Continue reading

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Children and the Seven Year Itch

R (MA (Pakistan) & Ors) v UTIAC & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 705 (07 July 2016) The divergence of views on what is or is not important about the 7-year rule means that nothing really makes sense anymore. Unsurprisingly, there … Continue reading

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Article 8 and Precariousness: Appendix FM in Supreme Court

These days the Immigration Rules are full of riddles. Applying a gloss on article 8 of the ECHR, wide-ranging rubric under the existing rules incorporates high legal tests such as “insurmountable obstacles”, “exceptional circumstances”, “compelling circumstances” and “exceptionality”. Such phrases dictate the … Continue reading

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Extremely Deplorable CJEU Ruling on Domestic Violence

SSHD v NA (Pakistan) [2016] EUECJ C-115/15, EU:C:2016:487 (30 June 2016) As pointed out by Guild, Peers and Tomkin in The EU Citizenship Directive: A Commentary (2014), Directive 2004/38/EC “has proven to be a fertile ground for litigation, generating increasing, … Continue reading

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Lone Women and Ostracism in Pakistan

SM (Lone Women – Ostracism) Pakistan [2016] UKUT 67 (IAC) (2 February 2016) Like his clever creator, Kipling’s fictional character of the orphaned/vagabond Irish immigrant child Kimball O’Hara – the devoted chela (disciple) of a lama – lived in late … Continue reading

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‘Unduly Harsh’ is an Ordinary English Expression

MM (Uganda) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 450 (20 April 2016) These proceedings are about two foreign criminals, a drug dealer (MM, a Ugandan) and a fraudster (KO, a Nigerian). They pour … Continue reading

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