Category Archives: Human Rights

Second human rights claim does not automatically trigger right of appeal says Supreme Court

Robinson (formerly JR (Jamaica)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 11 (13 March 2019) In this judgment concerning appeal rights, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed a Jamaican national’s appeal but it took the opportunity to express serious … Continue reading

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Pakistan and the Child Abduction Convention

Pakistan is notorious for child abduction. The UK has a large and vibrant British-Pakistani community of more than a million people making it the largest Pakistani population in Europe. On 22 December 2016, Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to … Continue reading

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Drug Dealing and Deportation: No Sympathy in Strasbourg for Settled Nigerian Criminal

Ndidi v United Kingdom – 41215/14 (Article 8 – Expulsion – Nigeria) [2017] ECHR 781 (14 September 2017) Nicknamed “Bruiser” for “roughing up” his minions in the underworld of drug dealing, Ifeanyi Chukwu Ndidi, a Nigerian, entered the UK aged … Continue reading

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Pending Case NA (C-115/15): Four Questions For CJEU

European Union (EU) law can be potent stuff; its spectacularly emollient effects are totally life-changing for beneficiaries. Conversely, the abrasive national rules are fraught with treachery and only the fit survive. Impossible things are possible for illegal entrants under the regulations … Continue reading

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New Syria Country Guidance

KB (Failed asylum seekers and forced returnees) Syria CG UKUT 00426 (IAC) (21 December 2012) Once the beating heart of Arab nationalism, Syria is a country in ruins. After achieving independence in 1946, dozens of constitutions and cabinets came and went … Continue reading

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Refugee Convention and lawful presence?

Update – The UKSC handed down its judgment in this case on 21 March 2012 and the most recent post in relation to this case is available here.  R (on the application of ST (Eritrea))(FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Massive Somalia Guidance

Once the arena for the expansionist designs of European powers – such as Britain and Italy – in the Horn of Africa, Somalia is arguably the foremost complex humanitarian emergency in the world: pretty much Hell on Earth. These days, … Continue reading

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