Tag Archives: Refugee Convention

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

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Former Rogue UBS Trader Kweku Adoboli Loses Deportation Appeal

In comparison to Tom Hayes (who got 14 years’ imprisonment and is appealing his sentence and conviction) and others being prosecuted for benchmark rigging, it is arguably quite scandalous that UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli (who was convicted of two … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: ‘Ravichandran is Sound’

MA and AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 40 (24 June 2015) “Aur Sardar Khan tum ko asylum mil giya kya (did you get your asylum Sardar Khan)?” I ask the young Peshawari Afghan … Continue reading

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Paragraph 353 is the Gateway to Human Rights Appeals

R (Waqar) v SSHD (statutory appeals/paragraph 353) (IJR) [2015] UKUT 169 (IAC) (25 March 2015) This case exposes the conflict inherent in the system of appeals. Waqar argued that paragraph 353 of the Immigration Rules had been subsumed within the … Continue reading

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HC 1116 and ‘Abuse’ of Asylum by Syrians

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1116 was immediately condemned as “sickening”. Undoubtedly, the formula of a well-founded fear of persecution is wide open to abuse. However, in light of all the carnage that we have witnessed over the … Continue reading

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Asylum and Sexual Orientation: Lost Opportunities in the CJEU

Joined Cases C-148/13 to C-150/13, A, B, C v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie, UNHCR intervening, EU:C:2014:2406 (02 December 2014) As Lord Hope DPSC (as he then was) explained some years ago, the High Contracting Parties to the to the Convention … Continue reading

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Advocate General Sharpston: Charter Constrains “Verifying” Asylum Claimants’ Sexual Orientation

In her recent Opinion in Joined Cases C-148/13, C149/13 and C-150/13, A, B and C, AG Sharpston agreed with the view that “an individual’s sexual orientation is a complex matter, entwined inseparably with his identity, that falls within the private … Continue reading

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