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[ 22 May 2014 | Comments Off ]
Supreme Court clarifies effect of deportation orders on indefinite leave

By Patrick Lewis (interviewed by Robert Matthews)
What key issue did the case raise?
The case  R (on the application of George) v SSHD raised the issue of whether someone’s indefinite leave to remain in the UK, which was invalidated by a deportation order, remains invalid if the deportation order is revoked.
This is most succinctly stated by Lord Hughes, who gave the single judgment:
“If a criminal who previously had leave to remain in this country is liable to deportation because of his offences, but cannot actually be deported because to remove him would infringe …

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[ 20 May 2014 | Comments Off ]
Abu Hamza – the ten-year battle

By Dan Bunting
To nobody’s surprise Abu Hamza was convicted on 19 May 2014 of 11 terrorism-related counts by a New York City federal jury. As wide as Halsbury’s Law Exchange remit is, it doesn’t extend to US criminal law, so we won’t be considering the actual terms of the trial and conviction that will mean that Mr Hamza sees out the rest of his days in a “SuperMax” prison. It is worth considering two important legal judgments that the ten-year battle to extradite him involved.
Abuse of Process/Extra-territorial effect
After being convicted …

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[ 15 May 2014 | Comments Off ]
Are international students deterred by the UK’s immigration policy?

By Alison Stanley
The Government has been called upon to rethink immigration policy and remove non-EU students from net migration figures in a report published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. The Committee looked specifically at the number of international students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and whether the UK’s immigration policy has any impact on these numbers. It concludes the Government is simultaneously committed to reducing net migration and attracting increasing numbers of international students, a contradiction which could be removed by excluding students …

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[ 12 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments ]
EU uncertainty – the impact on migrants in the UK

By David Brannan
Recently I have seen an increase in EU nationals enquiring about becoming British. I always ask the client why they feel the need (given the extensive rights that EU law secures) to move between EU states. The invariable answer is a fear that Britain will leave the EU.
With the promise of a referendum on EU membership, renegotiation of the EU’s treaties and increasing hostility amongst mainstream political parties to immigration, it is not surprising that they have such fears. The interesting question is: are they justified?
Rights under EU …

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[ 5 Feb 2014 | Comments Off ]
Amanda Knox and the politics of extradition

By Merry Neal
Last week the Florence appeals court found Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher in a unanimous verdict. Adding to the considerable drama of this case, Sollecito was apprehended close to the border of Austria last Friday, although he denies that he was attempting to flee.
The pair were sentenced to 28 years and 6 months, and 25 years imprisonment respectively. Ms Knox received a higher sentence as she was additionally found guilty of falsely accusing Patrick Lumumba of the crime.
History of the Italian …