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By Paul Erdunast, UK Human Rights Blog, 14 February 2018
On 6th February 2018, the Court of Appeal in AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 64 gave authoritative guidance on how Paposhvili v Belgium (Application no. 41738/10), which was decided last year by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights,...
By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 12 February 2018
The expanding reach of equality law has been making in-roads into human rights based challenges to state detention for some time now, not always successfully. A recent case shows just how much scope there is for developments in this area. Background It is well-established that detention at...
By Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 2 February 2018
Nixon & Anor, R (On the Application of) Secretary of State for the Home Office [2018] EWCA Civ 3, 17 January 2018 The Court of Appeal has refused a judicial review application and permission to appeal in two cases where the applicants were required to pursue their challenges to deportation...
By Shehzad Khan, Highly Skilled Migrants, 30 January 2018
Highly Skilled Migrants have contributed massively to the British economy. We are doctors, engineers, IT professionals, lawyers, lecturers, teachers, etc. Highly Skilled Migrants have contributed over £250bn to the British economy and most of us have spent over a decade in the United Kingdom...
By Julia Lowis, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 16 January 2018
In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445 (IAC), the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) refused to follow the most recent Strasbourg caselaw regarding the test for a breach of Article 3 ECHR in medical removal cases, finding that it...
By Maya Pritchard, Asylos, 10 January 2018
Whilst many eagerly await the outcome of AS (Afghanistan), the country guidance case which is currently before the Upper Tribunal addressing the safety of Kabul, for the moment the key challenge in Afghan asylum cases remains getting past AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan CG [2012] UKUT 00163 (IAC)...
By Danielle Cohen, 8 January 2018
We represented an Appellant from Pakistan who was refused an asylum application on the basis of her being a lesbian. She claimed asylum in 2017 and came to us after her application was refused. We argued that the Appellant's account was coherent and authentic and that she gave a clear account...
By Charlotte Gilmartin, UK Human Rights Blog, 3 January 2018
R (On the Application of Gureckis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3298 (Admin) Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets in Greater London — the figure has more than doubled since 2017. [1] This includes people of...
By Jennifer Allsopp, Andrew Burridge, Melanie Griffiths, Nick Gill, Rebecca Rotter via The Conversation, 19 December 2017
New evidence suggests that where an asylum seeker ends up in Britain could have a significant impact on the likelihood that they are granted refugee protection, regardless of whether their life is in danger. From an Afghan child fleeing forced recruitment into the Taliban, to a Ugandan lesbian...
By Amaka Nnamani, Augustus Chambers, 18 December 2017
In February 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) handed down the long awaited judgement in MM (Lebanon) and others v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10. The SC concluded that the minimum income requirement (MIR) was acceptable in principle but the Rules and the Instructions which underpin the decision making unlawfully...
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