Tag Archives: European Union

‘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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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) Questions about the validity of marriage have eternally dogged immigration law. Born in October 1973, and the holder of Ghanaian nationality, Awuku married a … Continue reading

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Free Movement and Deportation: Nonjudicial Restrictions on the Right to Work are Lawful

R (Lauzikas) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 3215 (Admin) (16 December 2016) Like countless other European citizens, the Lithuanian claimant, Lauzikas, came to the UK to work the construction industry. He entered the UK in … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Rule of Law

R (Miller & Anor) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) (03 November 2016) Gina Miller says she brought these proceedings to preserve the rule of law. The businesswoman explains that when she … Continue reading

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Blues for Zambrano: CS (Morocco) and Rendón Marín

In Zambrano (C‑34/09, EU:C:2011:124) the CJEU caused a stir by insisting that national law was incapable of depriving EU citizens of the genuine enjoyment of the substance of the rights granted by Union citizenship. Thereafter, in a series of judgments, … Continue reading

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The Sick Man of Europe: Can Theresa May Save the UK?

These days the British rule with two queens but they are still quite sick. Of course, the ills of their country are almost exclusively related to Brexit – a meaningless word not long ago. “Change is in the air” and … Continue reading

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Extremely Deplorable CJEU Ruling on Domestic Violence

SSHD v NA (Pakistan) [2016] EUECJ C-115/15, EU:C:2016:487 (30 June 2016) As pointed out by Guild, Peers and Tomkin in The EU Citizenship Directive: A Commentary (2014), Directive 2004/38/EC “has proven to be a fertile ground for litigation, generating increasing, … Continue reading

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