Human Rights

  • Legal aid would have prevented Windrush

    On the plight of long-resident Commonwealth citizens, free legal advice used to be available for those making immigration applications. Now it is not.

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  • The Tragedy of Windrush

    Several cases have come to light in recent weeks and months of the treatment of Commonwealth citizens who arrived in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

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  • Refusal overturned after failure to consider evidence

    Should the Home Office read all of the supporting evidence sent in with an application?

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  • Edgewater Legal features in Private Eye

    Edgewater Legal made a Freedom of Information request several months ago, asking the Ministry of Justice about the numbers of European nationals who are sentenced to longer than 12 months in prison each year.

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  • Edgewater Legal in the Guardian

    Edgewater Legal was quoted in the Guardian last week following a request to comment on deportation letters sent to European nationals in error.

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  • EU deportation law: explainer

    Whilst the UK remains a member of the EU, overarching principles of European law apply to deportation from the UK of European citizens.

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  • Explainer: deportation law

    Deportation proceedings pit the rights of the individual against those of the state, appointed guardian of the public interest.

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  • Should refugees claim asylum upon arrival in their first ‘safe’ country?

    “Why don’t asylum seekers stop before they get here?”

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  • When does asylum country guidance bind?

    Is the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) bound to take into account a Country Guidance (CG) case that is issued by the Upper Tribunal after the date of the FTT hearing, and after the date the FTT judge signs the determination, but before that determination is promulgated?

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  • Deportation: an 'average' case?

    By the tone of this judgment, the Court of Appeal in SSHD v RF (Jamaica) [2017] EWCA Civ 124 appears to be suffering from deportation fatigue, considering ‘yet another case’ involving a foreign national criminal appealing against a decision to deport.

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  • Is Britain open for business?

    Businesses large and small are the backbone of our economies, and enterprise is the engine of our prosperity. That is why Britain is – and will always be – open for business: open to investment in our companies, infrastructure, universities and entrepreneurs.

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  • Brexit: what impact on those currently exercising free movement rights?

    The House of Commons Library published a report last week on the vexed question of the fate of EEA (“European”) nationals currently resident in the UK.

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