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A warning against populists and demagogues in Europe and U.S.

By Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, OHCHR, 06 September 2016
A speech by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, The Hague, Monday, 05 September 2016 Dear Friends, I wish to address this short statement to Mr. Geert Wilders, his acolytes, indeed to all those like him – the populists, demagogues and political…

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

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 10 August 2016
Even before Rhuppiah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 803, lawyers and Judges have engaged in mental gymnastics worthy of the Olympic stadium when applying Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in immigration cases. It's complicated. Parliament…

Case Preview: R (Agyarko) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

By Matrix Legal Support Service, UK Supreme Court Blog, 05 August 2016
The Supreme Court heard the appeal in R (Agyarko) v Secretary of State for the Home Department on 6-7 April 2016. It concerned the correct test to be applied where an individual unlawfully present in the UK asserts that they should be permitted to remain in the UK as a result of their…

The UK's points-based system and calls for an Australian-style one

By John Kelly, EIN, 25 July 2016
While the points-based system will be more than familiar to nearly all EIN members, anyone not working within the field of immigration in the UK could be forgiven for thinking that such a system was a purely Australian concept, based on the calls for the UK to adopt the Australian system…

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

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 11 July 2016
The stream of case law on Parliament's new statutory human rights framework for Article 8 immigration cases has disgorged another important but unhelpful decision: MA (Pakistan) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 705. MA (Pakistan) concerned the '7-…

Immigration and Brexit

By Nick Armstrong, EUtopia Law, 24 June 2016
COUNTDOWN TO THE REFERENDUM: A series of articles by Matrix that will explore a number of legal topics surrounding the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. Immigration and Brexit Nick Armstrong is a member of the Matrix immigration team, and most of his EU work is that in that context. He…
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