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By Samantha Knights, UK Supreme Court Blog, 13 March 2017
This long-awaited judgment, and one of a number in recent months from the Supreme Court in relation to family and private life protection, concerns the fundamental question of the relationship between the Immigration Rules and ECHR, art 8. In particular, at issue was whether the July 2012 changes...
By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 28 February 2017
For families divided by Home Office income requirements, the latest case on the human right to family life offers mixed results. While the main challenge to the Rules failed, parts of the policy were heavily criticised. This case (MM (Lebanon) & Ors v Secretary of State and another [2017] UKSC...
By Melissa Darnbrough and Nadia Hussain, openDemocracy, 27 February 2017
Families in the UK that open their doors to child relatives fleeing the camps of Calais are being penalised by stringent rules on legal aid. It was a cold winter day last year and the small waiting room at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is cramped as usual with clients waiting to be seen...
By No5 Chambers, 23 February 2017
The Supreme Court, has today, 22 February 2017, handed down judgment in MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10 in which it allowed the appellants' appeals (albeit not on every issue). Background The case dealt with the Immigration Rules concerning...
By Ronagh Craddock, openDemocracy, 9 February 2017
One of the least reported devastations caused by government legal aid cuts has been on asylum seekers. Vulnerable people seeking refuge in the UK are left destitute and homeless when they cannot access legal support needed to challenge unlawful Home Office decisions. The alarming shortage of...
By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 16 January 2017
The government pushed a UK College to expel foreign students based on flimsy evidence that they had cheated in English language tests, according to a judgment of the Upper Tribunal in the latest twist to the ETS fraud scandal. The Home Office used "duress and manipulation" under Theresa...
By EIN, 10 January 2017
As we reported on EIN in November, Freedom from Torture released a major report saying Home Office asylum caseworkers are disregarding or mistreating expert medical evidence of torture. The report was launched in Parliament on November 22, with Dr Tania Mathias MP, Justice McCloskey, Dr Michael...
By Danielle Cohen, 5 January 2017
2016 has been a tumultuous year in the world of immigration policy, news and law. The EU Referendum has been a significant driver in the debate, but there's a whole raft of reviews and reports which have shaped immigration and resident status issues. We discuss the most topical. Immigration...
By Fizza Qureshi, Migrants' Rights Network, 3 January 2017
MRN's new Director, Fizza Qureshi, welcomes the New Year and the major challenges it brings. The picture may look bleak, but that's no reason for pessimism. It's a spur to building alliances and campaigning harder for a rights-based approach to migration. It is a great honour and...
By UK Supreme Court Blog, 20 December 2016
MP (Sri Lanka) v SSHD [2016] UKSC 32: This case concerns subsidiary protection (known domestically as "humanitarian protection") under EU Council Directive 2004/83/EC (the Qualification Directive). The issue is whether the appellant, who was tortured by the Sri Lankan authorities and...
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