In the 2019 Conservative party manifesto, there is one mention of asylum seekers and refugees. This statement claims that the government will continue to support refugees who are fleeing from life-threatening conflict but states that the “ultimate aim” is to return them when it is safe to do so. In this post, we examine the … Continue reading Is the government preparing for a war on asylum seekers?
On Friday, 3 January 2020 the US president Donald Trump ordered an airstrike at Baghdad airport which resulted in the death of Qasem Soleimani, who spearheaded Middle East operations as the head of the elite Quds forces. The Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed in a US airstrike on Thursday 2 January 2020. … Continue reading US killing of Soleimani and the affect on Iranian and Iraqi citizens in the UK
Lady Hale has long been revered by law students, particularly female law students, so it was with some delight that I watched her catapulted into the limelight after her typically well-reasoned and clear judgement, in the case of the prorogation of Parliament. I have enjoyed reading numerous articles about lady Hale’s background and watching interviews … Continue reading A love letter to Lady Hale
December seems to have brought forth a raft of reported decisions which are not necessarily favourable for appellants but are at the very least interesting for immigration practitioners. The selection of important, recently reported decisions are detailed below. AXB (Art 3 health: obligations; suicide) Jamaica  UKUT 00397 (IAC) Article 3 ECHR health cases have … Continue reading Legal update for OISC professionals: Reported judgements from December
If a person has claimed asylum in the UK and that asylum claim is refused by the Home Office, a person has a right of appeal within the UK, initially to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and subsequently, if there is an error of law in the first judge’s decision, to the Upper … Continue reading How do fresh claims and further submissions work in asylum cases?
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced his plan to transform Britain into a “supercharged magnet” which would attract the best and brightest scientists from around the world. This follows a landslide victory in the UK general election where the Conservatives won 364 out of 650 seats. With overwhelming support from the British electorate will … Continue reading Boris’s immigration plans to make Britain a ‘supercharged magnet’
The day has arrived where the Home Office has been called to account by the courts for their massive charges over and above the cost of processing immigration applications. We wrote about this here in September of this year, highlighting the cost of applications to the Home Office versus the cost of processing those applications. … Continue reading Immigration fees for children’s citizenship applications
This post is an update for OISC practitioners to give a review of cases that have come out in the Christmas season, you may have missed. Trafficking R (on the application of JP) v SSHD  EWHC 3346 (Admin): The Secretary of State’s policy of delaying the determination of an application for discretionary leave to … Continue reading 2019 Christmas season case law updates for OISC practitioners