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Should A Parent Be Able To Name Their Child Anything?

      A mother who named her twins ‘Preacher’ and ‘Cyanide’ (a deadly chemical) appealed against an injunction preventing her from doing so. Shortly after their birth in May 2015, the twins were made the subject of interim care orders and were placed in foster care pending the formulation of a long-term plan.   The High Court in deciding this case held that the responsibility of choosing a child’s.. Read More

  The court gave guidance on the procedure for a stay of removal to Italy in third-country cases under Regulation 604/2013 (Dublin III) and Regulation 343/2003 (Dublin II) pending an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. An applicant should indicate on the notice of appeal that a stay was being requested, and the Secretary of State for the Home Department should not issue removal directions for.. Read More

Court says better for sisters to be adopted into different homes

Court of Appeal: Better For Three Sisters To Be Adopted Into Different Families Than Remain In Foster Care A Local Authority appealed against a judge’s refusal to an make order placing three sisters aged 3, 4 and 8 for adoption.

The Local Authority had brought care proceedings in respect of the three girls. Both the father and mother had suffered from mental health problems and the father had been a serious.. Read More

Longest Time Spent In Immigration Detention Centre 2015

  The Home Office stated in response to a Freedom of Information request from no-deportations.org.uk that the longest serving detainees in Immigration Detention Centers this year were as follows:-     1,972 days –   5. 4 years 1,304 days –  3.5 Years 1,156 days –  3.1 Years 1,104 days –  3.0 Years 1,051 days –  2.8 Years 999    days –  2.7 Years 964    days –  2.6 Years 959    days –  2.6.. Read More

Court says Foreign Convicts Can Remain In Prison Sentence

  Should an immigrant be detained in prison? This is the question the Court of Appeal had to decide on this month. It is worth noting from the outset that the Home Office’s policy of using prisons rather than a purpose-built Immigration Removal Centres as places of detention for convicted foreign national offenders who have served their custodial sentences and are awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom.   The issue.. Read More

The Supreme Court Decides On The Pre-Entry English Test Requirement

Five years ago, in November 2010 the Immigration Rules were changed, and for the first time required foreign partner of a British citizen or a person settled in the United Kingdom to pass an English language test of compitance before coming to live in the UK with their partner.   Some people in certain countries found it difficult to pass this test, particularly those in rural areas where there are.. Read More

Unlawful Detention In An Immigration Detention Centre

  A man from Sierra Leone challenged the lawfulness of his lengthy detention in an Immigration Detention Centre. X arrived in the United Kingdom in 2003 in possession of a Sierra Leonean passport. He claimed asylum which was refused by the Home Office. In 2005, Sierra Leone issued X with an emergency travel documents to facilitate his removal to Sierra Leone. In 2007, he was flown to Sierra Leone, however,.. Read More

Damages For Being Detained in Immigration Detention Centre

The Claimant, Mr Zia Tarakhil, claimed damages for false imprisonment and wrongful detention in the Immigration Detention Centre. Mr Tarakhil, arrived in the UK on 19 May 2008 as an minor and was granted permission to remain in the United Kingdom until 31st March 2011. He applied for an extension of that leave which was pending when he witnessed the homicide of his friend. His application was refused by the.. Read More

Prospective Adopters Excluded From Care Order Hearing

        A couple who had expected to adopt a baby boy they had fostered have been excluded from the ongoing care proceedings. The biological parents made it clear that they were unable to care for the baby. On the day after his birth, they agreed to him being placed with the foster carers. They had agreed to foster the baby with a view to adoption and the.. Read More

The Local Authority Has Taken My Child Away and I Want To Appeal

    When a court grants a Care Order, the Local Authority is given responsibility of looking after the child. There are circumstances where a parent may disagree with the court’s decision and seek to challenge it.   Appeal If you believe that the judge placing your child under the care of the local authority was wrong either about the facts of your case or how those facts were applied.. Read More