Category Archives: Court of Appeal

‘Evidential Flexibility’ in Supreme Court

Imagine that you made a mistake in your immigration application but were later able to fix the problem because of the “evidential flexibility” policy. This issue has vexed both litigants and the courts for quite some time now. On appeal … Continue reading

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e-Borders Arbitration Set Aside for ‘Serious Irregularity’

These judgments given by Akenhead J relate to the e-Borders controversy. The e-Borders passenger information system was marketed as a one-stop solution to the UK’s immigration and security problems. Under e-Borders the Home Office sought to create an electronic system to … Continue reading

Posted in Arrivals, Citizens Directive, CJEU, Court of Appeal, Politics, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Messy’ Article 3 and the ‘Obscure Policy of Mercy’

SJ v BELGIUM 70055/10, Judgment (Struck out of the List), (Grand Chamber), 19/03/2015 When she was eight months pregnant, SJ (a Nigerian national born in 1989) claimed asylum in Belgium in July 2007. She contended that she had fled Nigeria because … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal: American Visitor’s Appeal Allowed

PG (USA) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 118 (26 February 2015) In this case, Elias and Fulford LJJ, Dame Janet Smith allowed Phyllis Gain’s appeal and remitted the matter to the Upper Tribunal … Continue reading

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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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Defence of Illegality Inapplicable to Trafficked Nigerian Woman’s Discrimination Claim Says Supreme Court

Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47 (30 July 2014) “A small claim generates an important point”, said the Supreme Court in this intriguing case regarding the circumstances in which the defence of illegality should defeat a complaint by … Continue reading

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Arden LJ on CSIC and Permanent Residence

Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 988 (16 July 2014) Should the spouse of an economically inactive EEA citizen, i.e. a national of one of the member states of the EU or of one … Continue reading

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