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By Asad Ali Khan, 10 December 2018
R (Khan) v SSHD (Dishonesty, Tax Return, Paragraph 322(5)) [2018] UKUT 384 (IAC) (3 May 2018) Migrants in the defunct Tier 1 (General) category used to be a viable source of highly skilled workers for the UK. Since the route was susceptible to abuse the Home Office abolished it altogether. However...
By Georgie Wemyss, via The Converation, 20 November 2018
In a small victory for those fighting against the creeping demands of the UK government's immigration system, an NHS data service has withdrawn from an agreement in which it provided information on suspected irregular immigrants to the Home Office. The agreement was part of what was the...
By Jonathan Metzer, UK Human Rights Blog, 19 November 2018
On 14th November 2018 the Supreme Court gave judgment in the case of Rhuppiah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 58. The effect of this decision is that: (a) A claimant at the Immigration Tribunal who relies on their private (not family) life under Article 8 will be entitled...
By Asad Ali Khan, 1 November 2018
AS (Guinea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2234 (12 October 2018) The Court of Appeal has held that those asserting that they are stateless need to prove their case on the balance of probabilities. But if such persons are for good reason unable to produce documents or...
By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 25 October 2018
Full analysis of this landmark judgment sets out fresh guidance for immigration cases on the law of children's best interests, and the extent to which parental misconduct can be considered in human rights claims involving settled children. The UK Supreme Court has given judgment in the...
By Rajkiran Barhey, UK Human Rights Blog, 18 October 2018
R (on the application of Hemmati and Others) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2122: The Court of Appeal has concluded, by a 2-1 majority, that the detention of five asylum seekers pending their removal to another country where they should first have claimed asylum...
By Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe, 12 October 2018
In many states around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons face serious violations of their human rights on account of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics. These include killings, violence, the criminalisation of same-sex relations...
By Alasdair Henderson, UK Human Rights Blog, 2 October 2018
Human trafficking or modern slavery is one of the most appalling forms of criminal activity today. It's also one of the most widespread and fastest-growing. The International Labour Organisation believes that at any one time at least 40.3 million people around the world are being coerced into...
By Latitude Law, 25 September 2018
It is a long-established principle in the UK and many other jurisdictions that the government should act in the best interests of the child. The welfare of children must be a primary consideration (albeit not a paramount one), to protect one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Despite...
By Asad Ali Khan, 7 September 2018
R (Citizens UK) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1812 (31 July 2018) These proceedings concerned Citizens UK's appeal against Soole J's decision that the expedited process adopted by the Home Office to assess the eligibility of 2,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking...
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