Yarl’s Wood: Undercover tour of detention centre with dreadful reputation for its treatment of asylum seekers – The Independent

‘The Detention Centre in Bedfordshire – privately run, but publicly funded – has a dreadful reputation for its treatment of asylum seekers. Cole Moreton found a way inside to see if its notoriety is deserved.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2014

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Deportation of Lebanese man with Down’s ‘inhumane’ – Vince Cable – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in appeals, deportation, human rights, immigration, learning difficulties, news by tracey

‘The proposed deportation of a Lebanese man with Down’s syndrome has been branded “fundamentally inhumane” by the business secretary, Vince Cable. Wadih Chourey, 44, has lived in Twickenham, south-west London, for the past 17 years after seeking refuge from abuse in Beirut. But both his parents have since died and his brother Camil, 52, said he would be unable to care for himself in Lebanon.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2014

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A sixth of foreign criminals absconded before being deported from UK – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in criminal justice, deportation, immigration, news, reports, sentencing by sally

‘One in six foreign offenders living in the community have absconded, including 58 dangerous individuals who have been missing since 2010, the National Audit Office has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2014

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Court refuses to say if killer was allowed to stay in UK – Daily Telegraph

‘Bernard Finlay was found guilty of stabbing a mother of two to death with three kitchen knives and a cleaver in 1997.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2014

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Grayling: ‘real plan’ on human rights imminent – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Justice secretary Chris Grayling today promised a “real plan” to shake up human rights law, prompting speculation that prime minister David Cameron will fill in the details in his speech to the Conservative party conference tomorrow.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th September 2014

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Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

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Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 24th, 2014 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, human rights, news by sally

‘The proposed deportation to Jamaica of a man convicted of drug smuggling and manslaughter would breach his rights under Article 8 and Article 14 because he had not obtained British citizenship on grounds of illegitimacy, the High Court has ruled.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2014

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Regina (O by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (O by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 990 ;  [2014] WLR (D)  327

‘When determining the lawfulness of the continued immigration detention of a person with mental illness the court’s role was to supervise the decisions made by the Home Secretary for their compliance with the law, applying the Wednesbury test of unreasonableness, and was not that of a primary decision-maker such that it had to make its own choice between medical experts.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Sex offender avoids deportation by claiming ‘right to family life’ with kids he’ll never see – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2014 in deportation, families, human rights, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A foreign sex offender has been allowed to remain in Britain because of his “right to family life” with his two young children, even though they are about to be adopted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2014

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Yarl’s Wood: deported asylum seekers to give evidence to parliament – The Guardian

‘Deported asylum seekers who have made allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by staff at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre are to be called before an ongoing parliamentary inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2014

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Regina (Francis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Bail for Immigration Detainees intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Francis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Bail for Immigration Detainees intervening):[2014] EWCA Civ 718; [2014] WLR (D) 240

‘The statutory authority deriving from paragraph 2(1) and (3) of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 for detention pending removal of a person against whom a deportation order had been made in pursuance of a recommendation by a court was not unlimited and did not continue when there was no longer any prospect of deportation within a reasonable time.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Afusat Saliu and children ‘deported to Nigeria’ – BBC News

‘A woman who fought to stay in the UK over fears her daughters could face female genital mutilation in Nigeria has been deported, her lawyer has said.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Judge prevents Theresa May sending asylum-seeker back to lawless Somalia – The Independent

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in appeals, asylum, deportation, immigration, injunctions, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been accused of acting unlawfully by forcing the removal of failed Somali asylum-seekers to Mogadishu where they fear they will be murdered by Islamic militants. In what is being seen as a test case affecting thousands of Somalis in Britain, a judge has granted an injunction at the last minute halting the removal of a 23-year-old man, identified only as Abdullah, who was due to be flown back to Mogadishu on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 3rd June 2014

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Mother who force fed baby to death wins ‘family life’ appeal to stay in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in appeals, deportation, human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

‘Foreign criminal jailed for causing death of 10-month-old daughter overturns Home Office deportation bid by arguing it would breach her human rights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2014

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Deportation reprieve for Nigerians amid female genital mutilation fears – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2014 in deportation, female genital mutilation, news by sally

‘Government lawyers cancel the removal of Afusat Saliu and her two daughters, after they were taken from their home in Leeds.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2014

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Supreme Court clarifies effect of deportation orders on indefinite leave – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in deportation, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘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.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd May 2014

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R (on the application of Fitzroy George) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Fitzroy George) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 28 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 14th May 2014

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Immigration judges block foreign killer’s deportation on ‘human rights’ grounds – Daily Telegraph

‘Somali man convicted of manslaughter defeats bid to remove him from Britain, despite being single man with no children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2014

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A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

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Anonymity order compatible with Convention and common law – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This appeal related to whether the Scottish Courts took the correct approach to prohibit the publication of a name or other matter in connection with court proceedings under section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, and whether the court’s discretion was properly exercised in this case. The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by the BBC.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2014

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