Category Archives: Tribunals

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

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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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President Gives Home Office Some Stick

MR (permission to appeal: Tribunal’s approach) Brazil [2015] UKUT 29 (IAC) (19 January 2015) In this case, MR, the respondent, a thirty three year old Brazilian mother, applied for a derivative residence card pursuant to the Immigration (European Economic Area) … Continue reading

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Adjournments: Fairness is the Supreme Criterion

Nwaigwe (adjournment: fairness) [2014] UKUT 418 (IAC) As explained in the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, it is difficult to get adjournments in immigration cases. Most paper applications are refused. That is exactly what happened in … Continue reading

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Upper Tribunal Clarifies Case C-400/12 MG

MG (prison-Article 28(3)(a) of Citizens Directive) Portugal [2014] UKUT 392 (IAC) This famous case – referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by the Upper Tribunal (UT) at [2012] UKUT 268 (IAC) – about the citizens’ … Continue reading

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Litany of Forensic Criticisms Unacceptable in Appeals

VHR (unmeritorious grounds) Jamaica [2014] UKUT 367 (IAC) This is an interesting decision of the Upper Tribunal (Haddon Cave J & UTJ Hanson) where it decided that appeals should not be mounted on the basis of a litany of forensic … Continue reading

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