Category Archives: Tribunals

Off the Hook: New Guidance on HOPOs and WCOs

Awuah & Ors (Wasted Costs Orders – HOPOs – Tribunal Powers: Ghana) [2017] UKFTT 555 (IAC) (13 July 2017) Everyone knows that the tribunal judiciary is generally quick to side with sedentary HOPOs who serve no purpose other than reciting … Continue reading

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Article 8 and ‘Catch 22’: New Rules for ADR are Lawful

BritCits v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 368 (24 May 2017) “Dead woman walking” zombie Theresa May’s odium for the sick and elderly achieved infamy long before her “dementia tax” debacle. The courts have … Continue reading

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‘Sub-optimal’ Supplementary Decision Letters Are Lawful

Caroopen & Myrie v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 1307 (20 December 2016) The use of supplementary decision letters is widespread in immigration judicial review. They are used in various situations in order to cure … Continue reading

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Overruling Kareem: Proxy Marriages and Recognition under European Union Law

Awuku v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 1303 (06 December 2016) see update here Questions about the validity of marriage have eternally dogged immigration law. Born in October 1973, and the holder of Ghanaian nationality, … Continue reading

Posted in Article 8, Citizens Directive, Citizenship and Nationality, ECHR, European Union, Public Interest, Spouses, Tribunals | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Children’s Rights Are Not Passports Against Deportation

Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland) [2016] UKSC 59 (16 November 2016) Makhlouf entered the UK in 1997 as the spouse of settled person and was granted indefinite leave to remain in 1999. He was … Continue reading

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No Section 83 Right of Appeal for Asylum Decision

MS (Uganda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 33 (22 June 2016) This case is somewhat academic because it relates to the construction of section 83 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The provision … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Appeals, Asylum, Immigration Act 2014, Persecution, Refugee Convention, Terrorism, Tribunals, UKSC | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Article 3, Asylum, Blogging, Brexit, ECHR, FCO, Iran, Iraq, Politics, Refugee Convention, Syria, Terrorism, Tribunals | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment