Extremist jailed for possessing terrorist material and evading justice – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2014 in bail, news, passports, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘An extremist convicted of trying to flee the country after he was caught with terrorist material on his computer has been jailed for a total of two years and seven months.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2014 in film industry, names, news, passports, trade marks by sally

‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Copycat government websites targeted in crackdown on hoaxers – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2014 in complaints, consumer protection, fees, fraud, internet, news, passports by sally

‘A crackdown on hoaxers who trick people out of money via copycat government websites has been launched as the Coalition takes action following thousands of complaints over the practice.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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In re B (A Child) (Wrongful Removal: Order to Secure Return of Child) – WLR Daily

In re B (A Child) (Wrongful Removal: Order to Secure Return of Child): [2014] EWCA Civ 843; [2014] WLR (D) 283

‘Although there was no doubt that there were circumstances in which the High Court, in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction, could properly make an order requiring someone to lodge their passport with the court or with some suitable custodian it was not permissible to make such an order to compel a third party without parental responsibility, or any other form of power or control over the child, to take steps to secure the return of an abducted child. Furthermore, where the subject of the order was not yet 17 it was simply wrong as a matter of principle to attach a penal notice to the order since a child could not be imprisoned or detained for contempt.’

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Pay a fee to skip the passport queue, under new Home Office plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in airports, consultations, fees, immigration, news, passports, pilot schemes by tracey

” British holidaymakers and business travellers who pay an extra fee to the Home Office will be allowed to skip the passport queue at the airport, under new plans outlined by the Home Office on Tuesday. A consultation paper said ministers were drawing up plans to extend ‘premium fast-track processing’ which is currently only available to some first and business class passengers at Heathrow. The proposal is one of a number of new ideas being floated to cover more of the immigration service’s costs by raising more revenue from passengers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2013

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Schwarz v Stadt Bochum – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in EC law, fingerprints, news, passports, proportionality by tracey

Schwarz v Stadt Bochum: (Case C‑291/12);   [2013] WLR (D)  386

“Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by member states, as amended, which obliged national authorities to take fingerprints of persons applying for passports, was validly adopted and was proportionate to the aim of protecting against the fraudulent use of passports.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Man jailed over passport fraud – Home Office

“A man who attempted to help illegal immigrants get into the UK with British passports has been jailed for nearly four years.”

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Home Office, 28th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Doctors ask court to decide whether refugee on hunger strike can be forcibly fed – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2013 in Court of Protection, news, passports, refugees by tracey

“Doctors have asked a court to decide whether a refugee on hunger strike can be forcibly fed. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons and is referred to in court documents as ‘A’, went on hunger strike to demand that the UK Border Agency returns his passport.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2013

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Prof John Tulloch, 7/7 London bomb survivor, fights to stay in UK – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in citizenship, deportation, immigration, news, passports by tracey

“A professor who was injured in the London 7/7 bombings says he fears he might lose his right to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2012

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‘Hundreds’ of miscarriage of justice claims over legal advice failings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 14th, 2012 in defences, immigration, miscarriage of justice, news, passports by sally

“Hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees convicted of immigration-related offences such as failure to produce a passport may have been the victims of miscarriages of justice, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th June 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Home Secretary’s statement on border security – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2012 in immigration, passports, reports, speeches by tracey

“With permission Mr Speaker I would like to make a statement on border security. In November last year, it became apparent that certain border security checks had been suspended without ministerial approval. As a result, the Head of the UK Border Force was suspended with immediate effect, full controls were reinstated, and I commissioned John Vine, the independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, to report on what had happened. Today, I have laid the report before the House and copies will be available from the Vote Office.”

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Home Office, 20th February 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Border scandal: 500,000 passengers allowed to enter Britain without checks – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 21st, 2012 in immigration, news, passports, reports, visas by tracey

“More than 500,000 people were allowed into Britain unchecked due to the repeated suspension of vital checks, opening up an ‘unacceptable’ breach in the country’s defences against terrorists and criminals, an official investigation has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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UK borders chief will win constructive dismissal case, Home Office lawyers say – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2011 in constructive dismissal, ministers' powers and duties, news, passports, visas by sally

“Home Office lawyers have advised ministers that Brodie Clark, the senior civil servant at the centre of the passport checks row, will win his case for constructive dismissal against Theresa May, the home secretary.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2011

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Convicts face ban on foreign travel – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2011 in community service, news, passports, sentencing by sally

“Criminals serving non-custodial sentences will be banned from travelling abroad for up to a year, under Government plans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2011

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Illegal migrants can enter UK without a passport – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 8th, 2011 in immigration, news, passports by tracey

“Robert Halfon MP claimed that he had uncovered a way for people to enter the UK without their passports being checked.Immigration and special branch officers had complained that extremists were able to use a ‘Common Area Travel Channel’ which allows people access to this country without their passports being checked, he said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2011

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Passport fraudster jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted July 30th, 2010 in identity fraud, immigration, passports, press releases by sally

“A fraudster who used a fake passport to get a job has been jailed, following an investigation by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 28th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Theresa May to spell out timetable for scrapping ID cards – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2010 in bills, identity cards, news, passports by sally

“Home secretary to publish legislation to give the Home Office the power to scrap ID cards within a month of it reaching the statute book and to cancel the national identity register.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Passport details to be kept on ID register despite card U-turn – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2009 in identity cards, news, passports by sally

“British citizens who apply for or renew their passport will be automatically registered on the national identity card database under regulations to be approved by MPs in the next few weeks.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Regina v Ovieriakhi – Times Law Reports

Regina v Ovieriakhi

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“Use of a false passport to obtain employment in the United Kingdom would usually attract a custodial sentence but it should be treated less severely than use of a passport to obtain entry to the country.”

The Times, 10th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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Lawyer ‘aided illegal passports’ – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2009 in identity fraud, news, passports, solicitors by sally

“A lawyer tried to help criminals get passports by using the identities of dead children, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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