Understand Your Legal Rights

  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

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

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

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

High Court Says Woman Should Return To The UK To Her Attend Hearing

      A female claimant, who remains anonymous for legal reasons, was deported from the United Kingdom on 25th October 2013, to her country of origin, after an injunction seeking to prevent her removal, was refused by the court. The Claimant’s application challenging her deportation order was certified as being without merits on 18th October 2013. This means that any appeal rights she was entitled to would have to.. Read More

Unlawfully Detained

    The Court of Appeal was asked to decide upon the unlawful detention of Mr F, a Morroccan national who had expressed in 2009, a wish to be returned to his country of origin. It took the Home Office two years to make removal arrangements and for an emergency travel document to be issued by the Morocco authorities. During his detention, Mr F made several applications to be released.. Read More

From Adoption Back to Biological Family

    A 14 year old girl, referred to as PK, made an application to revoke her adoption, and change her surname to that of her biological mother. PK was placed into adoption when she was just four years old. Two years later, her adoptive parents, Mr and Mrs K, sent her to Ghana to live with their extended family. She returned to the United Kingdom in July 2014 and.. Read More

How far should the State Accommodate Parental Responsibility?

      This is the case of two families who had been arrested at a UK airport on suspicion of intending to ultimately travel to Syria, a country currently at war with parts controlled by the terrorist organisations. Pending the investigation of the criminal case, the children were removed from their parents and put into the care of foster parents. The families argued in a family court that the.. Read More

Change in law: Female Genital Mutilation

    Last month (July 2015) the law relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was extended to give wider powers to stop FGM being committed abroad. The Serious Crime Act 2015 amended parts of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. The problem identified with the law was in relation to FGM practiced outside the UK jurisdiction. As the law stood, it was prohibited for a UK national or a permanent.. Read More