Tag: Public law

the justice gap: Tripoli papers and the failure of our justice system to hold government to account

My latest article is in the Justice Gap blog today. It’s about the High Court’s recent judgment in a case concerning […]

What’s the right approach to Article 8 in ‘foreign criminal’ deportation cases?

Where a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to at least 4 years imprisonment, the government must make […]

Full judgment in Theresa May’s student fraud scandal

[UPDATE: the Upper Tribunal has now published this case. It is available here, as SM and Ihsan Qadir v Secretary of […]

How many students has Theresa May deported unlawfully?

Hundreds? Thousands? 48,000? Up to 50,000? It’s not clear.

Good news for students deported on flimsy evidence of fraud

The Independent reports that the Upper Tribunal has found in favour of students who had their leave to remain cancelled […]

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. […]

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 […]