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Asylos publishes COI report on 'westernised' young males who are returned to Kabul

By Maya Pritchard, Asylos, 10 January 2018
Whilst many eagerly await the outcome of AS (Afghanistan), the country guidance case which is currently before the Upper Tribunal addressing the safety of Kabul, for the moment the key challenge in Afghan asylum cases remains getting past AK (Article 15(c)) Afghanistan CG [2012] UKUT…

Still Human, Still Here: Sexuality-Based Asylum Application Success

By Danielle Cohen, 08 January 2018
We represented an Appellant from Pakistan who was refused an asylum application on the basis of her being a lesbian. She claimed asylum in 2017 and came to us after her application was refused. We argued that the Appellant's account was coherent and authentic and that she gave a clear…

High Court quashes guidance on deporting EEA nationals who are sleeping rough

By Charlotte Gilmartin, UK Human Rights Blog, 03 January 2018
R (On the Application of Gureckis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3298 (Admin) Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets in Greater London — the figure has more than doubled since 2017. [1] This includes people…

Inside Britain's asylum appeal system – what it's like to challenge the Home Office

By Jennifer Allsopp, Andrew Burridge, Melanie Griffiths, Nick Gill, Rebecca Rotter via The Conversation, 19 December 2017
New evidence suggests that where an asylum seeker ends up in Britain could have a significant impact on the likelihood that they are granted refugee protection, regardless of whether their life is in danger. From an Afghan child fleeing forced recruitment into the Taliban, to a Ugandan…

Top 10 cases (in my view) that rocked our worlds in immigration law this year

By Amaka Nnamani, Augustus Chambers, 18 December 2017
In February 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) handed down the long awaited judgement in MM (Lebanon) and others v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10. The SC concluded that the minimum income requirement (MIR) was acceptable in principle but the Rules and the Instructions which underpin the decision making…

International students win right to challenge accusations of cheating in the UK

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 06 December 2017
This Court of Appeal judgment affects thousands of international students accused of cheating in English language tests. While it strengthens the right to challenge the Home Office, the fallout is likely to be long-lasting and complicated. Out of country appeals are not an appropriate…

Court of Appeal rules appellants in TOEIC appeal are entitled to in-country appeal

By Farhan Farani, Farani Taylor Solicitors, 05 December 2017
By a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal in Ahsan v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2009. The background to the four appeals before the court can be summarised, in bare outline, as follows. The Immigration Rules require applicants…

Case update: Recent court decisions affecting EU nationals

By Latitude Law, 16 November 2017
Recent weeks have seen three important court decisions concerning the rights of EU migrants; Khan v SSHD, which deals with rights of appeal, Toufik Lounes v SSHD which considers the rights of EU nationals following naturalisation in the UK, and SSWP v Gubeladze, which looks at the…
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