Tag Archives: Court of Appeal

Case Preview: Belhaj v Straw

Belhaj and another (Respondents) v Straw and others (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0264 concerns allegations by a former opponent of Colonel Gaddafi and his wife that they were abducted and unlawfully taken to Libya in February 2004 and were both allegedly detained … Continue reading

Posted in Al-Sweady, Article 6, Cases, Detention, Disclosure, ECHR, Human Rights Act, Libya, Public Interest | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former IRA Man Loses Supreme Court Appeal

R v McGeough (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) [2015] UKSC 62 (21 October 2015) In this appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland – given by Morgan LCJ, Higgins and Girvan LJJ, [2013] NICA 22 (7 May … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, British Bill of Rights, Disclosure, ECHR, European Union, Human Rights Act, Immigration Rules, Refugee Convention, UKSC | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Supreme Court Allows Evidential Flexibility Appeal

On 14 October 2015, a generous Supreme Court allowed four appeals in as many judgments. In Gohil [2015] UKSC 61 and Sharland [2015] UKSC 60, among other things, “opening the floodgates” the court held that Varsha Gohil and Alison Sharland … Continue reading

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Student Loans: Settlement Criterion Declared Unlawful

R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] UKSC 57 (29 July 2015) Soaring costs, rampant hostility towards foreigners and rigid rules have made the UK an unattractive place to live and study. But should settlement … Continue reading

Posted in Appendix FM, Article 14, Article 8, ECHR, Education, Human Rights Act, Immigration Rules, Lady Hale, Settlement, Students, UKSC | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Full Coverage’: Family Life, Exceptionality and the Rules

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 387 (23 April 2015) In these cases relating to the admission of spouses under Appendix FM, the Court of Appeal (Richards, Underhill and Sales … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic Changes in Immigration Rules Continue

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC1025 brings further kaleidoscopic changes to the existing abyss of legal nonsense surrounding visas for the UK. Ahead of the impending general election, some unwitting politicians are demanding an “Australian style points-based system” of … Continue reading

Posted in Appendix FM, Asylum, Children, ECHR, Entrepreneurs, Exceptional Talent, Immigration Rules, PBS, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4, Visitors | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

“Secret Detention”: Assurances and Effective Verification?

XX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 742  In mid June 2012, the Court of Appeal (Lord Neuberger MR, Richards and Davis LJJ) unanimously upheld the Special Immigration Appeals Commission’s (SIAC) decision that the deportation … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals, Article 3, Article 5, Article 6, Closed Evidence, Detention, Ethiopia, Terrorism | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments