There are some detailed blog posts to come on some of the more important things that happened in the last fortnight, but for those who missed their beloved Free Movement updates here is a brief round up of ... Read more
Chen children and employment
Interesting new case on Chen children and whether income from the lawful employment of their parents can create self sufficiency for the purposes of EU law: Seye (Chen children; employment)  UKUT 178 (IAC). Tribunal suggests that it can, but unlawful employment or s.3C leave employment cannot.
Not a high number
In 2012, 0.48% of cases against the UK succeeded before the European Court of Human Rights. Interesting fact sheet from Strasbourg on UK cases.
The Court of Appeal in the UK has very recently granted stays preventing the removal of asylum-seekers to Cyprus under Dublin II. The proceedings have been stayed pending the appeal against the judgment in EM (Eritrea) ... Read more
In the case of Eweida v UK  ECHR 37 the European Court of Human Rights famously dismissed three out of four religious discrimination applications while managing to appear sympathetic to the cause of religious ... Read more
In Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 of 18 February 2003 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national, when an applicant for asylum who is an unaccompanied minor with no member of his or her family legally present in another Member State has lodged claims for asylum in more than one Member State, the Member State responsible for determining the application for asylum pursuant to the second paragraph of Article 6 of the Regulation must, in principle, having regard to the minor’s best interests, and unless those interests require otherwise, be the Member State where the most recent application has been lodged.
Opinion of Advocate General Cruz Villalon on the effect of best interests of a child in determining responsibility for assessing asylum under Dublin II in the case of MA & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EUECJ C-648/11 (21 February 2013)
Residence rights of durable partners
Very good note by AIRE Centre on durable partners in EU law and their rights if they suffer domestic violence and relationship breakdown.
The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Zambrano requires a lot of explaining. The process of seeking to understand its impact will continue for some time at an EU level and domestically. ... Read more
After seeing the Strasbourg case of Singh v Belgium (33210/11) highlighted here on Free Movement, Balkrishna Gurung of Howe + Co Solicitors (with assistance from David Saldanha) has commissioned a translation and ... Read more
The Upper Tribunal has rejected the Government's attempt exhaustively to define the scope and meaning of Article 8 private and family life in the controversial new immigration rules introduced in July 2012. The case ... Read more