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Home Secretary may not detain on basis of invalid deportation decision

By Dominic Ruck Keene, UK Human Rights Blog, 03 April 2020
In R (DN – Rwanda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 7, the Supreme Court held that the Claimant was entitled to purse a claim for unlawful detention on the basis that the decision to detain for the purposes of deportation could not be separated from the decision to…

Living in Limbo: the Migrants in the Grey Area of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Luna Williams, Immigration Advice Service, 26 March 2020
Right now, the world is poised in an unprecedented, and uncertain position. Everywhere we look, businesses are crashing, jobs are being lost or suspended, and people are battening down the hatches in the hopes of waiting out the worst of the pandemic which has gripped not only the UK, but…

How immigration changes could impact UK real estate

By Simon Hardingham, 25 March 2020
The United Kingdom is currently in the process of exiting the EU. This process should be completed by 1st January 2021 (although there have been suggestions that this date could be postponed due to the impact of COVID19). Under current proposals, EU nationals who are not eligible to use…

Home Office to face negligence claim over visa document delays

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 12 March 2020
A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims. Congratulations! After considerable expense and hard work, you've been…

False imprisonment not synonymous with breach of right to liberty

By Shaheen Rahman QC, UK Human Rights Blog, 11 March 2020
R (on the application of Jalloh (formerly Jollah)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 4: In a pithy parting shot to the Home Secretary, Lady Hale has given the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court on the question of whether a person subject to a home curfew under…

Court of Appeal allows European deportation appeal in part

By Asad Ali Khan, 24 February 2020
Hussein v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 156 (13 February 2020): In a complex deportation appeal against a deportation order based on the deportee's status as a permanent resident, the Court of Appeal was not convinced that in dismissing Mr Ismail Hussein's…

What will Brexit mean for the Roma community?

By Luna Williams, Immigration Advice Service, 19 February 2020
Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities have had a long history in Europe – and this has been invariably intertwined with persecution and discrimination. In the UK, Travelling communities experience some of the worst racism, prejudice and social inequality of any minority group. Despite…

Unlawful detention deemed even less graceful

By Dominic Ruck Keene, UK Human Rights Blog, 10 February 2020
In AC (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 36, the Court of Appeal gave a trenchant warning that once it ceases to be lawful to detain an individual, the 'grace period' allowed within which to make arrangements for release can only be a short period.…
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