Tag: Human rights

How should Judges weigh the public interest in applications to revoke a deportation order?

Non-UK nationals who commit serious criminal offences are subject to automatic deportation. The Secretary of State must make a deportation order […]

Asylum seekers don’t ‘play the system’: the system has crashed.

Immigration is a gift to every jaded journalist in post-factual Brexit Britain. Take some meaningless Home Office statistics from 2004 to […]

On the frontline of the EU-Turkey Deal

This time next month, I will be on the Greek Island of Chios to assist with refugee work partnered with the solicitor’s firm Reed […]

Private life vs public interest: when does integration defeat deportation from the UK?

Theshort but significant Court of Appeal judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Kamara [2016] EWCA Civ 813 concerned […]

Home Office guidance on deportation of EEA nationals unlawful

The Home Office guidance (published on 20 October 2014) contained the wrong test. It is unlawful, imposes a higher test […]

How to apply UK Parliament’s new(ish) human rights framework

Even before Rhuppiah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 803, lawyers and Judges have engaged […]

What do Judges say about Parliament’s new human rights framework on family and private life?

Quite a lot, actually. And to mark two years since it was introduced in immigration appeals, I’ve made a handy table […]

Updated Home Office guidance on detention of pregnant women now available

Updated Home Office guidance (Chapters 46 to 62: of the Enforcement Instructions Guidance) is now available, covering immigration detention and enforcement. […]

Court of Appeal gives fresh guidance for “invalid” ETS fraud cases

After getting busted on BBC Panorama for fraud on an industrial scale, the Home Office’s approved language testing contractor, Educational Testing […]

When is it reasonable to remove a settled child from the UK?

The stream of case law on Parliament’s new statutory human rights framework for Article 8 immigration cases has disgorged another important but unhelpful […]