Category Archives: Citizenship and Nationality

The Coman Case: Same-Sex Marriage and Free Movement Law

The CJEU has held that the term “spouse” within the meaning of the provisions of EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and members of their family includes spouses of the same sex. Despite the member states’ freedom to … Continue reading

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High Court on British Citizenship and Fact Finding

R (Din) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1046 (Admin) (04 May 2018) These judicial review proceedings arose out of a trio of refusals – dated 14 July 2016, 16 December 2016 and 22 September 2017 … Continue reading

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Citizens’ Directive: Permanent Residence is a Prerequisite of Eligibility for Enhanced Protection

B and Vomero, Joined Cases C‑316/16 and C‑424/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:256 As discussed in an earlier post, B and Vomero provided the CJEU with a fresh opportunity to rectify earlier mistakes – chances that were allegedly “squandered” in the cases of Rendón Marín (C‑165/14, … Continue reading

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Appeal Rights and EFMs: The Opinion in Banger

AG Bobek’s Opinion, SSHD v Rozanne Banger C‑89/17, ECLI:EU:C:2018:225 Appeal rights in a hostile environment are a profoundly important question. In the case of Banger (Unmarried Partner of British National: South Africa) [2017] UKUT 125 (IAC) a series of questions were referred to … Continue reading

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Hague Convention: Supreme Court Confirms the Concept of ‘Repudiatory Retention’ in Child Abduction Cases

Re C (Children)(Abduction: Rights of Custody)[2018] UKSC 8 (14 February 2018) Turning on the controversial subject of child abduction, this case divided the Supreme Court on the outcome on the facts. But otherwise, the Justices concurred on key points of principle … Continue reading

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Gender Discrimination and Historic Injustice: Law Corrected on British Citizenship through Matrilineal Descent

The Advocate General for Scotland v Romein (Scotland) [2018] UKSC 6 (8 February 2018) Women have overwhelmingly borne the brunt of injustice throughout history and discrimination against females has been axiomatic in the sphere of citizenship. The British Nationality Act … Continue reading

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Law Corrected on British Citizenship and Identity Fraud

R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82 (21 December 2017) Extraordinarily, the Home Office sought to have these appeals allowed by consent despite the fact that Dinjan Hysaj and Agron Bakijasi had fraudulently … Continue reading

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