Category Archives: Children

‘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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Advocate General Szpunar on Rendón Marín and CS

Strangely enough David Cameron and Theresa May are supporting the UK’s membership of the EU despite their condemnation of the CJEU for usurping the rightful place of Parliament. Masquerading as the “good guys”, they appear less opposed to EU law’s … Continue reading

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Loss of Habitual Residence: Legal Limbo and the Modern Law

In Re B (A Child) [2016] UKSC 4 (3 February 2016) Perhaps facts never get more interesting than they are in this case. Then again, neither do laws. Under section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), … Continue reading

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Illegitimacy and Denial of Nationality at Birth: No Retrospective Application of Human Rights Act

R (Johnson) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 22 (26 January 2016) In yet another a win for the home office, the Court of Appeal (Arden, Laws and Lindblom LJJ) found no violation of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: ‘Ravichandran is Sound’

MA and AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 40 (24 June 2015) “Aur Sardar Khan tum ko asylum mil giya kya (did you get your asylum Sardar Khan)?” I ask the young Peshawari Afghan … Continue reading

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Stringency and Sensibility under Appendix FM

R (Agyarko & Ors) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 440 (06 May 2015) This is the sequel to the SS (Congo) case analysed in the last post. To do with leave to remain … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Avoids Referring Zambrano Question to CJEU

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AQ (Nigeria) & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 250 (25 March 2015) Apart from being legally complex, these cases are also factually controversial. AQ (Nigeria), TH (Bangladesh) and CD (Jamaica) were foreign criminals … Continue reading

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