Category Archives: Citizenship and Nationality

Tier 1 Investor Visas ‘Not Fit For Purpose’

According to Professor David Metcalf OBE, Tier 1 (Investor) visas are “absolutely not fit for purpose” and he said the UK derives “absolutely no gain” from the operation of this golden system of immigration and citizenship for wealthy individuals. Quite … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: EU Law Fails Vietnamese Jihadist

Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 19 (25 March 2015) – read fully updated article on SSRN. In the case of Pham (formerly “B2”), Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC and Lord Mance, Lord Wilson, Lord … Continue reading

Posted in Citizens Directive, Citizenship and Nationality, CJEU, Deportation, Immigration Act 2014, Politics, Proportionality, Statelessness | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Historic Injustice’: Adult Child’s Appeal Allowed

AP (India) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 89 (13 February 2015) The Court of Appeal recently revisited the theme of “historic injustice” and Elias, McCombe and King LJJ unanimously held in this case … Continue reading

Posted in Article 8, Citizenship and Nationality, East African Asians, ECHR, Gurkhas, Historic Injustice | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Terrorism, Deprivation of Citizenship and Statelessness: SSHD (Respondent) v B2 (Vietnam)(Appellant) in Supreme Court

This is yet another case related to terrorism. It readily demonstrates that people from diverse backgrounds are attracted to Islamic extremism and that the UK is fertile ground for breeding fanatics. The dilemma for the UK, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Only the Civil Standard Applies in Demonstrating Citizenship

Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2968 (Admin) (12 September 2014) This is a noteworthy case, with roots in Pakistan, about the standard of proof to be applied by Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) with … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Islamist’s Deprivation Of Citizenship Disallowed

B2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Deportation – Preliminary Issue – Allowed) [2012] UKSIAC 116/2012 (26 July 2012) One would rightly think that  the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (“SIAC” or “the commission”) – a creature of statute – is  reserved primarily for … Continue reading

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Case Comment: ZH (Tanzania) v SSHD [2011] UKSC 4

While one Brenda (in Yarl’s Wood) awaits deportation from the UK to a certain death in Uganda, another Brenda in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Baroness Hale of Richmond of course) has made some particularly telling observations regarding the … Continue reading

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