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Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with a couple of High Court victories by NGOs before turning to some significant developments in business immigration. There’s also been some movement in asylum law which we’ll review before looking at some new cases concerning appeal rights and children. We finish on developments in the wonderful world of immigration detention, including the damning Home Affairs committee report castigating the whole business.
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The downloadable 25-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:
Right to Rent
High Court finds Right to Rent checks discriminatory in landmark judgment
Judge suspends Home Office removal window policy
New innovator and start-up visas launch today — but is anybody ready?
Home Office changes tack on “professional sportsperson” definition
Supreme Court has to remind tribunal self inflicted torture inherently unlikely
Court of Appeal corrects country guidance on Ahmadis from Pakistan
Immigration tribunal understates Afghan casualties by factor of 10 in country guidance case
Gay men from St Lucia can claim asylum in the UK
Asylum seekers must not be sent back to Italy if they face “extreme material poverty”
EU law “extended family members” get appeal rights under new regulations
Supreme Court: second or subsequent human rights claims do not attract automatic right of appeal
Tribunal guidance on raising long residence during appeals process
Important new judgment on KO (Nigeria) case and removing migrants with children in the UK
Unrecognised adoptions can attract EU free movement rights
Upper Tribunal steer on litigation friends for children
Dublin III detention regulations comply with EU law
Only standard damages for unlawfully detained rough sleepers
Comment: report condemning immigration detention shows why this barbaric process must be abolished