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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…

The emergence of the notion of the “vulnerable refugee”

By Stathis Poularakis, Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), 08 November 2017
The inability – or unwillingness as some would say – to manage the large refugee/migrant population arriving in Europe, has brought the subject of protecting only “genuine” refugees and the aversion of irregular migration at the heart of public discourse. At the same time, for various…

Changes to Minimum Income Requirements

By Danielle Cohen, 23 October 2017
On 20th July 2017 the Home Office published changes to the Immigration Rules intended to give effect to the findings made by the Supreme Court in MM (Lebanon and others v SSHD) [2017] UKSC 10 on the minimum income requirement. The new Rules came into effect on 10th August 2017 coinciding…

Immigration Tribunal can re-open regulator's disciplinary findings

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 12 October 2017
Did you know that the Immigration Tribunal can decide on disciplinary charges against rogue legal advisors? (Me neither). But a recent case sheds light on the Tribunal's powers to disagree with the regulator and decide the matter for itself. This case is about the Immigration Tribunal's…
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