Category: Immigration

The awful truth about the detention of torture survivors in the UK

Torture survivors should not normally be detained by the Home Office. But the awful truth is that they are. Regularly.

the justice gap: New secret evidence rule in immigration tribunal lawful but should ‘almost never be used’

A version of my blog on the secret evidence rule in the Immigration Tribunal was kindly published by the justice gap. […]

Dear Theresa… an open email on the UK’s response to the Refugee Crisis

Date: 8 March 2016, 06:38 From: Benjamin Amunwa <bamunwa@36bedfordrow.co.uk>; To: Theresa May MP <mayt@parliament.uk>; Subject: Your first annual asylum strategy Dear […]

Secret evidence in the Immigration Tribunal is lawful but dodgy, says High Court

Fair, open justice has deep roots in the English legal system. But the Immigration Act 2014 and other measures have […]

How not to do disclosure: a government lawyer’s guide 

The High Court has made scathing criticisms of government lawyers who failed to comply with their disclose obligations in a […]

A very long detention…

Grzegorz Machnikowski v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 54 (Admin) This is a peculiar case. The […]

Who bears the burden of proving a sham marriage?

Initially, the Secretary of State, according to the Court of Appeal in Luciara Machado Rosa v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ […]

Blurred lines? Deportation of EU citizens under the EEA regulations

Case summary: Secretary of State for the Home Department v Jacek Straszewski and Darius Kersys [2015] EWCA Civ 1245  [Disclaimer: I […]

No human rights claims in EEA appeals without Home Office approval, says Court of Appeal

Case summary: TY (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1233 The Court of Appeal […]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015: analysis

Much fanfare greeted the passage of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘MSA 2015’), hailed by the government as an “historic […]