Fijian-born soldier Isimeli Baleiwai fights to stay in UK – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in armed forces, citizenship, criminal records, deportation, news by tracey

“A Fijian man who served in the British Army for 13 years is fighting to stay in the UK after being told he must leave the country by 9 August.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deported criminal returned to Britain to claim his ‘right to family life’ – Daily Telegraph

“A violent foreign criminal who illegally returned to Britain weeks after being deported has won the right to stay in this country because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Is the UK shackled by its deportation rules? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, detention, human rights, news by sally

“In the wake of France’s apparently unencumbered expulsion of individuals on public interest grounds there has been a fresh outcry from the press about the shackles imposed by the Human Rights Convention on the UK authorities which other signatory states seem to ignore with impunity.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th April 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Suspected terrorist regranted British citizenship – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 29th, 2012 in appeals, asylum, citizenship, news, terrorism by sally

“The Court of Appeal has allowed the suspected terrorist Al‐Jedda’s appeal against the Home Secretary’s decision to deprive him of his British nationality.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th March 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Terror suspect Hilal Al-Jedda in nationality win – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2012 in appeals, asylum, citizenship, news, terrorism by sally

“A terror suspect has come a step closer to returning to the UK after winning a Court of Appeal battle against the Government’s decision to strip him of his British nationality.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ziebell v Land Baden-Württemberg (Case C-371/08) – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2011 in citizenship, drug offences, EC law, law reports by sally

Ziebell v Land Baden-Württemberg (Case C-371/08); [2011] WLR (D) 358

“Protection against expulsion conferred by article 14(1) of EEC-Turkey Association Council Decision No 1/80 did not have the same scope as that conferred on citizens of the Union pursuant to article 28(3)(a) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC with the result that the scheme of protection against expulsion enjoyed by the latter could not be applied mutatis mutandis to Turkish nationals for the purpose of determining the meaning and scope of article 14(1) of Decision No 1/80.”

WLR Daily, 8th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Home Office stripping more dual-nationality Britons of citizenship – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2011 in citizenship, news, public interest by sally

“Increasing numbers of British nationals are being stripped of their citizenship under Home Office powers introduced in the wake of the 2005 London bombings.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

McCarthy v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted May 12th, 2011 in citizenship, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports by sally

McCarthy v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-434/09); [2011] WLR (D) 153

“Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC was not applicable to a European Union citizen who had never exercised their right of free movement, who had always resided in a member state of which they were a national and who was also a national of another member state. Article 21FEU of the FEU Treaty was likewise not applicable to a European Union citizen in such circumstances provided the situation of that citizen did not include the application of measures by a member state that would have the effect of depriving them of the genuine enjoyment of the substance of the rights conferred by virtue of their status as a Union citizen.”

WLR Daily, 5th MAy 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de L’emploi (ONEm) – WLR Daily

Posted March 11th, 2011 in benefits, citizenship, EC law, law reports by sally

 “A third country national with dependent children who were European citizens, had, pursuant to article 20FEU of the FEU Treaty, a right of residence in the member state of residence and nationality of those children and was entitled to a work permit in so far as this enabled the children to enjoy the substance of the rights attaching to the status of European Union citizenship.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

British terror suspects banned from returning to UK – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2011 in citizenship, news, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers condemn increased use of deprivation of citizenship orders, as eight people are served notices while out of the country.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Abu Hamza wins British passport appeal over ‘stateless’ argument – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2010 in citizenship, extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“Abu Hamza, the controversial Islamist cleric, has won an appeal against the government’s attempts to strip him of his British passport, a special tribunal ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tribunal to rule on Abu Hamza’s British citizenship – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2010 in citizenship, extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“A decision on whether Abu Hamza will keep his British passport will hinge on whether he has lost his Egyptian citizenship, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in citizenship, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports by sally

Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2009] EWCA Civ 1358; [2009] WLR (D) 363

“A dependent family member of an EU national who retained worker status should be treated as living in Great Britain under the terms of art 2 of Council Directive 2004/38/EC (the Citizenship Directive) for the purpose of considering the dependent’s eligibility for a United Kingdom pension credit.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Citizenship ceremony conman jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted September 30th, 2009 in citizenship, forgery, fraud, press releases by sally

“The mastermind behind a fake document scam which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds from immigrants seeking to stay in the United Kingdom has today been jailed for four-and-half years after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.”

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UK Border Agency, 29th September 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in citizenship, immigration, legislation by sally

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Bill – UK Border Agency

Posted December 4th, 2008 in bills, citizenship, immigration, press releases by sally

“A bill will be brought forward to strengthen border controls, by bringing together customs and immigration powers, and to ensure that newcomers to the United Kingdom earn the right to stay”

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UK Border Agency, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Newcomers must earn the right to stay in the UK – UK Border Agency

Posted July 15th, 2008 in citizenship, press releases by sally

“Foreign nationals wishing to become British citizens will have to earn the right to stay, the Government announced today.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th July 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

Pensioner wins citizen law change – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2008 in citizenship, news, women by sally

“The government is to change a loophole in the law after a 20-year campaign by a woman who was not allowed to pass on her Britishness to her daughter.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Goldsmith unveils proposals to strengthen citizenship – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in citizenship, news, school children by sally

“Plans to make schoolchildren take part in citizenship ceremonies, pledging allegiance to the Queen, and a new public holiday to celebrate ‘Britishness’ were announced today as part of wide-ranging proposals to strengthen British citizenship.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Contract for citizenship – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2008 in citizenship, immigration, press releases by sally

“Major changes proposed to the way foreign nationals achieve British citizenship.”

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Home Office, 20th February 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk