Article 8 is to be assessed as at the date of decision in entry clearance cases, the Court of Appeal has found:
Accordingly, I would reject the date of decision argument. The decision under appeal was, as regards article 8 as much as the policy issue, the ECO’s decision of 12 March 2012; and the relevant circumstances were thus, in accordance with section 85A (2), those appertaining at the date of that decision.
This post has been corrected. It originally suggested that Article 8 was to be assessed at the date of appeal, which is incorrect. We are grateful to those readers who pointed this out.