Category Archives: Children

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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Kaleidoscopic Changes in Immigration Rules Continue

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC1025 brings further kaleidoscopic changes to the existing abyss of legal nonsense surrounding visas for the UK. Ahead of the impending general election, some unwitting politicians are demanding an “Australian style points-based system” of … Continue reading

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TN & MA (Afghanistan): Is JR an Effective Remedy for UASCs?

Like the case of AA (Afghanistan), the cases of TN and MA (Afghanistan) (AP) (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0047 also involve the Reception Directive and regulation 6 of the Asylum Seekers (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2005 which impose on the Home Office the … Continue reading

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AA (Afghanistan): What is the Scope of the Tracing Duty?

The Supreme Court looks set to hear a trio of Afghan asylum cases next week. The fact that AA (Afghanistan) (Appellant) UKSC 2014/0081 and TN and MA (Afghanistan) (AP) (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0047 involve children does not detract from the truly … Continue reading

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Case Note: Tarakhel v Switzerland

TARAKHEL v. SWITZERLAND – 29217/12 – Grand Chamber Judgment [2014] ECHR 1185 (04 November 2014) Abjectly neglected but strategically vital, war-torn Afghanistan’s festering wounds are unlikely to heal anytime soon. When my friend John and I recently met the Afghan … Continue reading

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