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For the rights of the living, for the dignity of the dead – Time to end the plight of missing migrants in Europe

By Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe, 07 October 2022
Bereavement in their death to feel Whom we have never seen —A Vital Kinsmanship import Our Soul and theirs — between —For Stranger — Strangers do not mourn (Emily Dickinson) A few lines of poetry hang on the entrance of the graveyard of the island of Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost point…

Ukraine war: why Russians fleeing conscription should be treated as refugees

By Martin Jones via The Conversation, 03 October 2022
People fleeing across borders is a hallmark of armed conflict. We first saw millions of Ukrainians flee the country when the Russians invaded Ukraine in February this year. Now there are reports of hundreds of thousands of Russians fleeing their country in order to avoid Russia's first…

Options for employees when a company loses its sponsor licence

By Victoria Waller, Latitude Law, 26 September 2022
Holding a sponsor licence puts a company in a special position of trust with the Home Office. By virtue of being a sponsor, a company is agreeing to monitor migrant activity and help the Home Office to ensure that the immigration system is not abused. When a company loses its sponsor…

Frontex and Migrants' Access to Justice: Drifting Effective Judicial Protection?

By Salvo Nicolosi, Verfassungsblog, 16 September 2022
While possibly marking a step in the right direction towards more political accountability, the controversial resignation of Frontex's former Executive Director, Fabrice Leggeri, leaves open the question about the effective judicial protection for migrants interacting with the agency. A…

Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC

By Natalie Nguyen, UK Human Rights Blog, 01 September 2022
This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted. Facts The claimant, a Sudanese national, arrived in the UK on 21 May 2021 and made an application…

Upper Tribunal Rejects Points-Based Approach to Article 8 Proportionality Assessment

By Cameron Wallis, Richmond Chambers, 23 August 2022
Immigration judges often need to conduct a balancing exercise to assess where to strike the balance between an individual's Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the public interest in maintaining effective immigration control by removing a foreign national to their…

Poorly drafted long residence rules lead to avoidable litigation

By Asad Ali Khan, 18 August 2022
R (Iyieke) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 1147 (11 August 2022) The Court of Appeal has held that Mr Victormills Onyekachi Iyieke, who had applied for indefinite leave to remain ("ILR") on the ground of 10 years' continuous lawful residence in the UK and who…

Understanding the UK visa system: Six things business bosses need to know

By Yash Dubal, 03 August 2022
In the past two years the UK immigration system has undergone a range of fundamental changes that can often seem confusing and contradictory. Popular visa routes have been closed, while new ones have been opened. Some new visas are very restrictive, and only applicable for people who have…
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