Category Archives: India

Asylum, Blogging and Iran

“The image conjured up by the name Persia is one of romance – roses and nightingales in elegant gardens, fast horses, flirtatious women, sharp sabres, jewel-coloured carpets, melodious music,” explains Michael Axworthy in Empire of the Mind. “But in the … Continue reading

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‘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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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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Experts and Temporary Leave to Remove from Jurisdiction

AB (A Child: Temporary Leave To Remove From Jurisdiction: Expert Evidence) [2014] EWFC 2758 is an important case where an arranged marriage broke down and during the course of private law proceedings the mother wanted to take her six year … Continue reading

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War On Students: It’s Not Cricket

Call him what you will (some people call him plain crazy), but on student immigration London’s cricket bat wielding/football kicking mayor Boris Johnson has got things dead right: “Against illegals, yes. Against talent, no. In football as in the economy … Continue reading

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Removing adult children as family members

Ahmad & Ors (removal of children over 18) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 267 (IAC) (30 July 2012)  At times the drafting of the Immigration Acts leaves a lot to be desired: rapid legislative change enhances entropy in an already difficult environment. … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and settlement: a Gujarati case

Earlier in the year the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC highlighted the need to tackle domestic violence (DV) – see his speech Domestic Violence: the facts, the issues, the future. Starmer argued that the saying “it’s just … Continue reading

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