Category Archives: Politics

Case Preview: Rahmatullah v MoD and FCO

Nabbed by British forces in Iraq – where he was seeking work – in 2004 only to be handed over to the Americans and rendered to Bagram Airbase, Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani national who grew up in the Gulf, was … Continue reading

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Deterring ‘Potential Extremists’: The BNA and the Scope of the Naturalisation Discretion

MM & GY & TY v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3513 (Admin) (03 December 2015) This damaging decision for the British government was published immediately after David Cameron slanderously accused those opposed to expanding UK … Continue reading

Posted in Afghan War, Article 14, Article 3, Article 8, Citizenship and Nationality, ECHR, Human Rights Act, India, Islam, Judicial Review, Pakistan, Politics, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

New Punishments: Immigration Bill 2015

The onslaught continues. The Immigration Act 2014 promised to root out the ills of the system but now fresh legislation has been proposed to cure things even further and the home office recently announced a welter of new (improved) anti-immigrant … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice, Appeals, Article 8, Bank Accounts, ECHR, Economy, Employment, Enforcement, European Union, Human Rights Act, Immigration Act 2014, Immigration Bill 2015, Judicial Review, Politics, Tribunals | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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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

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

UK Loses Key Case on Abuse of Rights

McCarthy and Others (Judgment) [2014] EUECJ C-202/13 (18 December 2014) Consumed by the politics of immigration, the British have become massively uptight about entry into their country. This case – involving a dual British and Irish national living in Spain … Continue reading

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