When is a refugee not a refugee?

You might be forgiven for thinking that when the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has already recognised an individual’s status as a refugee, national decision-makers would ordinarily follow suit. After all, UNHCR has unmatched expertis ...

10th February 2014 By

Al-Jedda, “statelessness” and the meaning of words

The judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Al-Jedda [2013] UKSC 62 was handed down this month.  It is the latest in a series of higher court decisions on the issue of deprivation of citizenship and the first to reach the Supreme Cou ...

25th October 2013 By