Category Archives: Spouses

Free Movement: ‘Spouse’ Includes Same Sex Spouse

Coman v Inspectoratul General pentru Imigrări (C‑673/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:2, AG Wathelet’s Opinion) Marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited under article 277(1), (2) and (4) of the Romanian Civil Code. Relu Adrian Coman – a Romanian – cohabited with Robert Clabourn … Continue reading

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Law Corrected on British Citizenship and Identity Fraud

R (Hysaj & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82 (21 December 2017) Extraordinarily, the Home Office sought to have these appeals allowed by consent despite the fact that Dinjan Hysaj and Agron Bakijasi had fraudulently … Continue reading

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An ‘Important Milestone’: The Judgment in Lounes

Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C-165/16, EU:C:2017:862) In this judgment, the CJEU has embraced AG Bot’s opinion that EU law does not take away with one hand that which it has given with the other. The … Continue reading

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The Home Office Must Prove Abuse Of EU Law Rights

Sadovska & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Scotland) [2017] UKSC 54 (26 July 2017) During these proceedings, the Supreme Court said it was “delighted” to hear its first appeal in Scotland. Without a doubt, the appellants … Continue reading

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EU Law and Family Unity: The Opinion in Lounes

Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑165/16 EU:C:2017:407) (30 May 2017) An Algerian, Toufik Lounes entered the UK as a visitor on a six-month visa in January 2010. He overstayed illegally. He formed a relationship with Perla … Continue reading

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Lex Loci Celebrationis and Proxy Marriage in English Law

Awuku v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 178 (23 March 2017) Marriage by proxy is quite an important legal institution. As seen before, in the present case the home office agreed with Awuku that the … Continue reading

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‘Insurmountable Obstacles’ and ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ Tests Approved by Supreme Court

Agyarko and Ikuga v SSHD [2017] UKSC 11 (22 February 2017) “Insurmountable obstacles” and “exceptional circumstances” are every day expressions in immigration law but their real meaning has eluded the cleverest of judges. These two cases provided the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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