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Foreign criminals' deportation scheme ruled unlawful

By Jonathan Metzer, UK Human Rights Blog, 13 July 2017
R (Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 42: The Government's flagship scheme to deport foreign criminals first and hear their appeals later was ruled by the Supreme Court to be incompatible with the appellants' right to respect for their private and family life (reversing the decision below). The Background

Why Gay Asylum Seekers Aren't Believed

By Max McClellan, Danielle Cohen, 03 July 2017
Anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in the numbers of asylum claims in the UK based on sexual orientation and gender identity. As legal practitioners, we are seeing disturbing trends and inconsistencies in Home Office decisions on LGBT asylum claims, especially the claims of young gay men. Are gay refugees 'new'?

Breaking up families is easy to do: family reunification post-Brexit

By Katya Ivanova, Georgiana Turculet, LSE Brexit blog, 13 June 2017
Last month the Dutch national Monique Hawkins, who made headlines after the initial rejection of her permanent residency application, was granted UK citizenship. But securing her status to live and work in the UK irrespective of the outcome of Brexit negotiations has come at a price. Hawkins may have relinquished several rights conferred to her under the EU freedom of movement laws.

EU Ruling on Dual Citizenship Rights

By Sarah Jane Ewart, UK Human Rights Blog, 05 June 2017
Advocate General Bot has released his Opinion on a test case regarding the freedom of movement rights of dual citizens resident in the UK under EU law, after a reference for a preliminary ruling from the High Court in Lounes v SS of the Home Department [2016] EWCH 436 (Admin). The Facts:

Best practice guide strengthens legal practice on statelessness in the UK

By John Kelly, EIN, 16 May 2017
As we reported on EIN in November, the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) and Liverpool Law Clinic published a comprehensive, 100-page best practice guide on statelessness and applications for leave to remain. You can download your copy of the guide here.

UK immigration rules vs. the best interests of children

By Christopher Bertram, Devyani Prabhat & Helena Wray, openDemocracy, 02 May 2017
The UK Supreme Court has accepted the principle of a minimum income requirement for bringing family members into Britain, but hope remains for British families split by borders.

In the Courts: NE-A (Nigeria) v SS Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 239

By Sarah Jane Ewart, UK Human Rights Blog, 24 April 2017
The Facts: NE-A, a Nigerian national, has been resident in the UK since 2006. He was convicted of aggravated burglary and sentenced to six years imprisonment. Evidence was given in the First Tier Tribunal that he suffers from a schizoaffective disorder, and would relapse if deprived of his current medication. He also relies heavily on the support of his twin brother. The Statute:

How will the Home Office approach medical cases post Paposhvili?

By Amaka Nnamani, Augustus Chambers, 10 April 2017
The judgment in Paposhvili v Belgium - 41738/10 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction): Court (Grand Chamber) [2016] ECHR 1113 was handed down on 13 December 2016. It is likely that the significance and impact of the principles which arguably underpin the decision, will take some time to digest. So far the Home Office has not issued guidance on the approach she will take on medical cases in…
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