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Where’s the beef? Court criticises quality of Article 8 applications
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Parveen v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 932 seems to be an additional nail in the coffin for the once renowned (and now shut down) Malik Law Chambers, with the court repeatedly criticisi ...16th May 2018
Humanitarian standards are not the test for a cessation decision
In Secretary of State for the Home Department v MA (Somalia)  EWCA Civ 994 the Court of Appeal grappled with the thorny question of what issues are relevant when a decision-maker is assessing the cessation of refugee status under the Qualificat ...11th May 2018
Tribunal finally asks: what is a human rights appeal anyway?
Nearly three years after the main appeal provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 commenced, the Upper Tribunal has turned its attention to the question lying at the heart of almost all appeals lodged since then: what is a human rights appeal anyway? Th ...16th April 2018
Court of Appeal upholds deportation of foreign criminal (again)
In the wide-ranging and somewhat sorry case of El Gazzaz v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 532 the Court of Appeal has confirmed the strength of the presumption in favour of deporting foreign criminals. Criminal convictions ...12th April 2018
Good news for people appealing curtailment of leave on human rights grounds
Lord Justices Hickinbottom, Kitchin and Coulson have delivered an interesting judgment concerning the free-standing balancing exercise of Article 8 ECHR in the context of a leave curtailment. The case is Tikka v Secretary of State for the Home Departm ...10th April 2018
Court of Appeal refuses to put burden of proof on slavery victims in criminal trials
MK and Gega v R  EWCA Crim 667 is about who should face the burden of proof when a criminal defendant relies on the new “victim of slavery/trafficking” defence in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. In the first appellate judgment on this issue, th ...9th April 2018