Tag Archives: British Nationality

‘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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Automatic Citizenship Defeats Automatic Deportation

R (Johnson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 56 (19 October 2016) Recently in Bancoult (No 2) [2016] UKSC 35, Lady Hale dissented and dissected the rivaling theories of liberal imperialism (concentrating on good governance) and … Continue reading

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Case Preview: Johnson v SSHD

Throwing up blazing issues of historic injustice and denial of citizenship at birth, this jamming case is hot stuff. Earlier, the Court of Appeal overturned the judgment of Dingemans J and held that no violation of article 14 of the … Continue reading

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Article 8 and MIR: Appendix FM in Supreme Court

Despite stiff competition from other cases, these appeals have got to be the showdown of the year. Tearing through the UK’s social fabric the country’s immigration rules are a minefield and have been producing more than their fair share of … Continue reading

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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

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Terrorism, Deprivation of Citizenship and Statelessness: SSHD (Respondent) v B2 (Vietnam)(Appellant) in Supreme Court

This is yet another case related to terrorism. It readily demonstrates that people from diverse backgrounds are attracted to Islamic extremism and that the UK is fertile ground for breeding fanatics. The dilemma for the UK, of course, is that … Continue reading

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R (Thamby) v SSHD: LTTE, nationality, naturalisation and “good character”

This judicial review case – Thamby, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1763 read judgment here – concerned the SSHD’s refusal to naturalise as a citizen a Tamil national of Sri … Continue reading

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