Category Archives: Syria

Should the UK provide MLA to the US for the death penalty? 

In the Divisional Court, the mother of the accused ISIS terrorist Shafee El Sheikh, Maha El Gizouli failed in her challenge against the Home Secretary’s decision to provide mutual legal assistance (MLA) to the US without requiring an assurance that … Continue reading

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Current Accounts in a ‘Hostile Environment’: Bad Banks to Police Immigration Law from Next Year

Should the weeding out of thousands of overstayers, foreign national offenders facing deportation and failed asylum-seekers be delegated to bad banks so that 70m bank accounts can be screened in order to ascertain the account holders’ immigration status? No definitely … Continue reading

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Jihad and the Cancellation of British Passports

R (XH and AI) v SSHD [2017] EWCA Civ 41 (02 February 2017) Fighting in foreign wars is a rising trend among British Muslims. Now that more than 400 British jihadis have returned home they will inevitably indoctrinate impressionable youth … Continue reading

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Safe to Return: Asylum and Unlawful Exit from Iran

SSH and HR (illegal exit: failed asylum seeker) (CG) [2016] UKUT 308 (IAC) (29 June 2016) With former home secretary Theresa May at the helm as prime minister, these days the British are preoccupied with hammering out a good Brexit … Continue reading

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HC 1116 and ‘Abuse’ of Asylum by Syrians

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1116 was immediately condemned as “sickening”. Undoubtedly, the formula of a well-founded fear of persecution is wide open to abuse. However, in light of all the carnage that we have witnessed over the … Continue reading

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