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CASE NOTE: R (OTA SISON) V SSHD; UPPER TRIBUNAL FINDS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT EFFECT UPON THIRD PARTY'S PRIVATE LIFE RIGHTS CAN BE FACTOR IN HUMAN RIGHTS APPEAL

In R (on the application of Sision) v Secretary of State for the Home Department IJR [2016] UKUT 00033 (IAC), the Upper Tribunal has found for the...

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NEW TWO-YEAR CHINESE VISIT VISA LAUNCHED ON 11 JANUARY

The Home Office has announced that a new two-year visit visa for Chinese nationals will be launched on Monday, 11 January, 2016. The new visa will...

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SUBSTANTIAL CULPABLE DELAY RENDERED EXTRADITION OPPRESSIVE AND DISPROPORTIONATE

Substantial culpable delay rendered extradition oppressive and disproportionate

On 5 January 2016, in the first published extradition...

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RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON UNITED STATES VISA WAIVER PROGRAMME

The U.S Visa Waiver Programme ("VWP") has been designed to allow nationals of 38 participating countries, including the UK,...

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ARRIVING REFUGEES INCREASINGLY DETAINED IN EUROPE

According to UN figures more than 886,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe this year alone by sea. In a desperate bid to take control...

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING ISSUES AFFECTING THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

The Autumn Spending Review of HM Treasury reveals hopes for a fully self-funded immigration system with a view to saving £600 million. Exactly how...

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SUPREME COURT GRANTS PERMISSION IN APPENDIX FM CASES.

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in two cases, SS (Congo) [2015] EWCA Civ 387 and Agyarko [2015] EWCA Civ 440.

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COURT RULING AGAINST PARIS MATCH FOR PUBLISHING PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PRINCE OF MONACO'S PRIVATE LIFE, BREACHES THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

On 10 November 2015 the European Court of Human Rights held that in the case of Couderc and Hachette Filpacchi Associés v. France there had been a...

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SWEDEN AND NORWAY INTRODUCE NEW MEASURES TO TIGHTEN ASYLUM RULES

Sweden and Norway - two of Europe's most popular destinations countries for asylum seekers - have recently decided to tighten border controls and...

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CHALLENGE TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST REQUIREMENT FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF BRITISH CITIZENS OR PERSONS SETTLED IN THE UK IS DISMISSED BY THE SUPREME COURT

Last week the Supreme Court delivered its long awaited judgment in the case of R (on the applications of Ali and Bibi) v Secretary of State for...

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LEAK REVEALS GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS TO REPLACE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

In its manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to "scrap the Human Rights Act [HRA], and introduce a British Bill of Rights". It said that this...

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ADOPTIONS AND EEA FAMILY PERMITS

The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has recently considered whether an adoption order issued abroad would entitle an applicant child to be...

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