R (Liverpool City Council) v Hillingdon London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2009 in asylum, children, law reports, local government, social services by sally

R (Liverpool City Council) v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2009] EWCA Civ 43; [2009] WLR (D) 45

“The responsibility for looking after a child in need fell on the local authority where the child was living and could not be fulfilled merely by sending the child on to another local authority, even if the child himself wanted to live in the area of that other authority. S 20 of the Children Act 1989 imposed a duty on the local authority to carry out a proper assessment of the child’s welfare needs and the type and location of accommodation that would meet those needs.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2009

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ZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted February 9th, 2009 in asylum, news by sally

ZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

House of Lords

“When a claim for asylum had been rejected as clearly unfounded under section 94(2) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, and the claimant made further submissions, the Secretary of State for the Home Department had to consider whether those further submissions created a realistic prospect of success under rule 353 of the Immigration Rules (HC 395) and not whether they were clearly unfounded under section 94 of the 2002 Act.”

The Times, 9th February 2009

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ZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted February 6th, 2009 in asylum, law reports by sally

ZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] UKHL 6; [2009] WLR (D) 32

“When an applicant whose claim for asylum was refused as ‘clearly unfounded’ under s 94(2) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 made further submissions, the Secretary of State had then to go on to consider whether those further submissions were fresh claims which ‘created a realistic prospect of success’ under r 353 of the Immigration Rules (HC 395).”

WLR Daily, 4th February 2009

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‘Barmy’ legal aid for failed asylum seeker – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2009 in asylum, legal aid, news by sally

“A decision to give legal aid to a failed asylum seeker and fraudster has been described as ‘barmy’.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2009

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Asylum system not coping with backlog of cases, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in asylum, news by sally

“The asylum system is developing a backlog of new cases that threaten to undermine efforts to clear an existing bank of more than 200,000 ‘legacy cases’, some dating back more than 10 years, a Whitehall spending watchdog warns today.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2009

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CL (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted January 7th, 2009 in asylum, children, law reports by sally

CL (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Where an unaccompanied child seeking asylum appealed against the refusal of his claim and removal directions, it was necessary for the immigration judge, when considering that child’s human rights, to determine whether the reception facilities for the child on return were adequate. It was not solely an issue for the Secretary of State for the Home Department to determine.”

The Times, 7th January 2009

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Extra judges drafted in to hear immigration appeals – The Times

Posted December 15th, 2008 in appeals, asylum, courts, immigration, news by sally

“Extra judges are being drafted in to deal with more than 8,000 asylum and immigration appeals a year that threaten to overload the courts.”

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The Times, 15th December 2008

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Ruling frees asylum seekers to work – The Observer

Posted December 15th, 2008 in asylum, employment, human rights, news by sally

“A landmark legal ruling has paved the way for thousands of asylum seekers in the UK to be allowed to work. The High Court has ruled that current laws preventing an Eritrean asylum seeker from taking a job are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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The Observer, 14th December 2008

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Asylum seeker analysis ruled out – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2008 in asylum, news by sally

“The Home Secretary has ruled out looking into why some asylum seekers are more likely to be turned away at the UK’s ports than others.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2008

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CL (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted December 12th, 2008 in asylum, children, law reports by sally

CL (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; [2008] WLR (D) 381

On an appeal by an uaccompanied child seeking asylum, against the refusal of his claim and removal directions, an immigration judge was required to determine the adequacy of reception facilities for the child on return as part of the consideration of that child’s human rights. It was not solely a matter for the Secretary of State’s determination.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2008

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Ministers say they will ignore asylum-seekers’ 11th-hour pleas – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2008 in asylum, judicial review, news by sally

“Refugees warned to expect deportation even if judicial review bid has been lodged .”

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The Independent, 12th December 2008

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UK runs ‘Guantanamo camps’, says detainees – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2008 in asylum, detention, news by sally

“Asylum-seekers who claim to have been abused by British security guards accused the Government yesterday of running Guantanamo Bay-style detention camps.”

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The Independent, 11th December 2008

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More than 180,000 asylum seekers set to stay because of human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2008 in asylum, human rights, news by sally

“At least 180,000 asylum seekers are set to be allowed to stay in Britain because of their human rights thanks to the Government’s backlog fiasco.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2008

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Held asylum seeker given £38,000 – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2008 in asylum, detention, news by sally

“An African asylum seeker who fled her homeland after being tortured and raped has been awarded £38,000 after a judge ruled her detention ‘unlawful’.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2008

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Woolas plans to curb high court role in deportation cases – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2008 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“The implications of the tougher-sounding rhetoric of the immigration minister, Phil Woolas, started to become clear yesterday when he disclosed he is to block appeals to high court judges from failed asylum seekers facing deportation.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2008

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Lawyers hit out at Phil Woolas over claims asylum seeker charities are playing the system – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2008 in asylum, charities, news by sally

“Immigration minister Phil Woolas faced a scathing attack from leading lawyers after suggesting those representing asylum seekers were ‘playing the system’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2008

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Asylum-seeker charities are just playing the system, says Woolas – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2008 in asylum, news by sally

“Immigration minister Phil Woolas has attacked lawyers and charities working on behalf of asylum seekers, accusing them of undermining the law and ‘playing the system’. In an interview with the Guardian, Woolas described the legal professionals and NGO workers as ‘an industry’, and said most asylum seekers were not fleeing persecution but were economic migrants.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2008

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Helow v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted November 5th, 2008 in asylum, bias, judiciary, law reports by sally

Helow v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another

House of Lords

“A judge’s membership of a Jewish association whose magazine had expressed partisan views against Palestinian causes did not in itself imply that the judge shared or endorsed such views so as to have raised the possibility of bias and want of impartiality when determining an immigration appeal by a Palestinian activist.”

The Times, 5th November 2008

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Britain closes door on 80,000 asylum-seekers – The Independent

Posted November 5th, 2008 in asylum, immigration, news by sally

“Almost 80,000 asylum-seekers from countries described by the Foreign Office as dangerous and unstable have been refused refuge in Britain in the past five years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2008

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Asylum seekers claim £300,000 compensation for wrongful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in asylum, children, false imprisonment, news by sally

“Six asylum seekers are reportedly claiming £300,000 in compensation for being wrongly detained by immigration officials.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2008

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