A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law caselaw:
Article 3 investigatory duty – Power to compel witness attendance – Public hearings and concerns of private hearings – Victim involvement and representation.
Administrative decision-making – Conditions of detention; Delegated responsibility – Immigration removal centres – Legal certainty – Religious discrimination – Right to liberty and security – Right to respect for private and family life – Secretaries of State; Statutory powers.
Whether an appellant with a Tanzanian passport was in fact a national of Somalia and not a national of Tanzania. In determining this issue, the UT gave guidance as to (1) the proper approach in cases such as this, (2) the usefulness of a passport in assessing nationality and (3) the proper approach to issues concerning foreign law.
- A person who holds a genuine passport, apparently issued to him, and not falsified or altered, has to be regarded as a national of the State that issued the passport.
- The burden of proving the contrary lies on the claimant in an asylum case.
- Foreign law (including nationality law) is a matter of evidence, to be proved by expert evidence directed specifically to the point in issue.
See our write up on this case here.
Delay – Dishonesty – Indefinite leave to remain – Reopening appeals.
Deportation- Discrimination – Drug offences – EU law – Human rights – Jamaica – Leave to enter – Sensitive personal data – Transfer of personal data to third countries – Video evidence.
Care orders – Care plans – Children’s welfare – Citizenship – Foster care – Local authorities’ powers and duties – Looked-after children – Nationality – Parental responsibility.
Convictions – Detention – Eritrea – Ill health – Refugees – Residential accommodation.