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EEA nationals of Self-Sufficiency, what does it mean and what are the Rules?

By Danielle Cohen, 06 April 2017
The Free Movement of Persons Directive 2004/38 sets out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of an EEA member state. Self-Sufficient Persons One of the categories of a qualified person under the Regulations are those who are…

Court of Appeal rules on Home Secretary's duty of candour

By Doughty Street Chambers, 31 March 2017
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Home Secretary is required to refer judges hearing asylum and immigration appeals to relevant country information and guidance which may assist the appellant, regardless of whether she has already published it on the Internet. Mark Henderson,…

When no good deed goes unpunished

By Melissa Darnbrough and Nadia Hussain, openDemocracy, 27 February 2017
Families in the UK that open their doors to child relatives fleeing the camps of Calais are being penalised by stringent rules on legal aid. It was a cold winter day last year and the small waiting room at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is cramped as usual with clients waiting…

Supreme Court allows appeal in 'Minimum Income Requirement' case

By No5 Chambers, 23 February 2017
The Supreme Court, has today, 22 February 2017, handed down judgment in MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10 in which it allowed the appellants' appeals (albeit not on every issue). Background The case dealt with the Immigration Rules…

Asylum seekers are left destitute and homeless due to a lack of legal aid

By Ronagh Craddock, openDemocracy, 09 February 2017
One of the least reported devastations caused by government legal aid cuts has been on asylum seekers. Vulnerable people seeking refuge in the UK are left destitute and homeless when they cannot access legal support needed to challenge unlawful Home Office decisions. The alarming…
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