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How Zambrano has been incorporated into EEA Regulations

By Ed Mynott, 26 October 2012
It is 20 months since the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgement in the case of Ruiz Zambrano. At the heart of that judgment was the principle that: "45...Article 20 TFEU [Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union] is to be interpreted as meaning that it…

Important new deportation cases

By Colin Yeo, Free Movement, 26 October 2012
On Tuesday this week the Court of Appeal handed down two important new cases on deportation. The first is Mohan v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1363 and concerns the interaction of family and immigration law. The second is R (on the application of George) v…

Back in the spotlight: the detention of mentally ill asylum seekers

By Lois Williams, UK Human Rights Blog, 09 October 2012
R (on the application of EH) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2569 (Admin) 1 Crown Office Row's Robert Kellar was instructed for the Defendant in this case. He is not the writer of this post. The High Court has ruled that the failure to consider the continued…

Asylum credibility: timely new case from Strasbourg

By Colin Yeo, Free Movement, 04 October 2012
In a case that in some ways exceptional but in many ways entirely ordinary, the UK Border Agency this week rejected an asylum claim by a young Afghan man. The reason the case was exceptional is that he had previously worked with the British armed forces and been horrendously injured in a…

Freedom of Religion - A significant new AG opinion?

By Ed Mynott, 10 May 2012
In his opinion for the Court of Justice of the European Union (in Germany v Y and Z, C-71/11, C-99/11) Advocate General Bot has taken the view that the prohibitions in Pakistani law directed against the Ahmadiyya community are likely to constitute a serious infringement of the freedom of…

Getting Tough at Strasbourg?

By Richard, 08 May 2012
The media have been much exercised with the way that 'foreign criminals', who are now liable to 'automatic' deportation, are able to invoke the European Convention on Human Rights in order, quite often, to prevent deportation from going ahead. It is actually six years since the 'foreign…

Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal - HJT's December Conference

By Mark Symes, 18 October 2011
Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal - HJT's December Conference HJT Training held a very successful session on the transfer of judicial reviews to the Upper Tribunal on 30 September 2011. Speakers included Deputy President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Mark…
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