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The “unduly harsh” test considered further by Court of Appeal

By Caspar Latham, UK Human Rights Blog, 26 April 2022
The question of how to determine whether or not the deportation of a foreign national convicted of criminal offending is a disproportionate interference in the family life that they may share with their partner or child has been explored in a series of cases, including the leading…

Why the UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal Risks Harming Global Standards

By Heaven Crawley, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, 23 April 2022
Professor Heaven Crawley reflects on the newly announced asylum partnership agreement between the UK and Rwanda and its implications for and ramifications on global standards on refugees and asylum-seekers. On 14 April, while the British Parliament was on holiday for Easter, UK Home…

Outsourcing asylum seekers: the case of Rwanda and the UK

By Cristiano d'Orsi via The Conversation, 14 April 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 14 2022 that Britain would relocate some asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. The plan was condemned by the opposition as well as human rights groups such as Amnesty International. The UK has settled on Rwanda after earlier…

Anything Goes? The Permissive Approach of the ECtHR towards Deprivation of Nationality and Subsequent Expulsion in the Fight against Terrorism

By Maria Martha Gerdes and Samuel Hartwig, Verfassungsblog, 12 April 2022
Last month, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in the case of Johansen v. Denmark on the deprivation of nationality and expulsion due to terrorist offences. The Court rejected the applicant's complaint of an infringement of his right to private and family life under Art. 8…

Wrongfully removed Afghan child wins Francovich damages

By Asad Ali Khan, 12 April 2022
QH (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 421 (01 April 2022) The Court of Appeal has held that a mere declaration was not just satisfaction for the SSHD's admitted violations of the rights—pursuant to article 8 of the ECHR—of a minor Afghan asylum…

Long Residence Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) Application Top Tips

By Annie Ee, Richmond Chambers, 11 April 2022
If you have been living continuously and lawfully in the UK for 10 years, you may be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the basis of long residence. This post is designed to give some practical tips when preparing for a long residence ILR application. Know the…

What you need to know about the new High Potential Individual visa route

By Helena Sheizon, Kadmos Consultants , 31 March 2022
The High Potential Individual (HPI) route is similar to the Graduate route but offered to recent graduates of the top ranking universities outside the UK. This route opens on 30 May 2022. High Potential Individuals will be given permission to stay for two or three years depending on…

Right to Work Checks

By Gemma Tracey, Latitude Law, 17 March 2022
The Home Office has recently published information about civil penalties that were imposed between 1 July to 30 September 2021. Civil penalties are imposed on organisations which have employed an individual who does not have permission to work. If found to be employing workers who do not…
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