Immigration and Asylum

Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

There is a constant undercurrent of scepticism in the UK regarding the role of human rights in the legal system. ...
Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

In 1973, pursuant to the Treaty of Chaguaramas (ToC), the independent countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean and ...
Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal recently considered a “climate change refugee” case under its ...
New Bill Shifts Focus to Survivors of Human Trafficking

New Bill Shifts Focus to Survivors of Human Trafficking

Earlier this year, I interviewed a group of young Bangladeshi men who had been trafficked into Scotland to work in ...
Disenfranchising the Disenfranchised? – Appeal Rights in the Immigration Bill 2013

Disenfranchising the Disenfranchised? – Appeal Rights in the Immigration Bill 2013

The first immigration bill to be published in four years was introduced in the House of Commons on 10 October 2013.
Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 provides that the Secretary of State may, as a general rule, ...
The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

There are trade-offs in the labour immigration policies of high-income countries between openness to admitting ...
Quashing Legislation Mandating Lengthy Detention of Asylum-seekers: A Resolute yet Cautious Israeli Supreme Court Judgment

Quashing Legislation Mandating Lengthy Detention of Asylum-seekers: A Resolute yet Cautious Israeli Supreme Court Judgment

The Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, handed down a unanimous judgment quashing the 2012 ...
Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Judgment in R (oao MM & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) was ...
Refugee rights and the lucky country:  Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Refugee rights and the lucky country: Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that people who come by boat to Australia and claim asylum will ...
John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada’s deportation

John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada’s deportation

It is depressing that some politicians are using the Abu Qatada case to denigrate our system for protecting human ...
John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada's deportation

John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada's deportation

It is depressing that some politicians are using the Abu Qatada case to denigrate our system for protecting human ...

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