Windrush man who served in British army for nine years told there is no record of him – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in armed forces, citizenship, colonies, compensation, loans, news by tracey

‘A Windrush man who was told the UK government had no record of him despite having spent nearly a decade serving in the British army says he is struggling to obtain compensation two years on.’

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The Independent, 23rd january 2020

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British government condemned for offering to repatriate children from Syrian Isis camp but not their mother – The Independent

Posted January 17th, 2020 in children, citizenship, families, government departments, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Human rights campaigners have condemned the British government for reportedly agreeing to repatriate children from Syrian camps on the condition they are separated from their mother.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2020

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Supreme Court ruling in Patel on Zambrano Carers – Richmond Chambers

Posted January 9th, 2020 in carers, citizenship, EC law, news, social security, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court delivered its long anticipated judgment on Zambrano carers in Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 59 on 16 December 2019.’

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Richmond Chambers, 1st January

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10 cases that defined 2019 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘And so, we reach the end of another year. And what a year it has been. As well perhaps the most tumultuous period in British politics for decades, this year saw the first ever image taken of a black hole, a victory for the England men’s cricket team at the World Cup, the discovery of a new species of prehistoric small-bodied human in the Philippines and signs that humpback whale numbers in the South Atlantic have bounced back thanks to intensive conservation efforts. And the law? Well, rather a lot has happened really. As the festive season draws near, what better way is there to celebrate than to rewind the clock and relive the 10 cases which have defined 2019?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th December 2019

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High court says UK’s £1,012 child citizenship fee is unlawful – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in children, citizenship, fees, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘In a landmark judgment the high court has found that the Home Office’s £1,012 child citizenship fee is unlawful. The fee has been described as “shameless profiteering” by Amnesty International.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2019

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Three generations of Windrush family struggling to prove they are British – The Guardian

‘Three generations of one Windrush-descended family are struggling to prove that they are British in a protracted fight for documentation which has left a London-born woman facing homelessness with her two-year-old son.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Settled Status, Permanent Residence and Indefinite Leave to Remain – Richmond Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in brexit, citizenship, immigration, news, passports, time limits by sally

‘With the UK’s impending exit from the EU, the Government has created new appendices to the Immigration Rules, Appendix EU and Appendix EU (Family Permit). The purpose of Appendix EU is to set out the basis on which an EEA citizen and their family members, and the family member of a qualifying British citizen, will be granted settled status or pre-settled status. These applications are under the Immigration Rules.’

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Richmond Chambers, 25th November 2019

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“The Red line: Assessing “Proportionality” in Article 8 ECHR Family Rights” – Church Court Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in citizenship, families, human rights, immigration, news, proportionality by sally

‘Islam Khan discusses a recent Court Of Appeal case in an immigration matter shifting the test on proportionality on Human Rights cases.’

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Church Court Chambers, 3rd December 2019

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“The BANGER extension” – Church Court Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in citizenship, EC law, immigration, married persons, news, treaties by sally

‘Islam Khan explores what the “BANGER” extension establishes and how it affects the current “Surinder Singh” principle.’

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Church Court Chambers, 2nd December 2019

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UK defies UN deadline to return Chagos Islands – The Guardian

‘Refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius “lawless” and “reflects colonial mindset” says barrister.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2019

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Home Secretary withdraws appeal in child’s citizenship challenge – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in appeals, children, citizenship, human rights, news, paternity by sally

‘The Secretary of State has withdrawn her appeal against the decision of the Administrative court in R(ota K, a child by her litigation friend) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 1834 (Admin).’

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Garden Court Chambers, 6th November 2019

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Windrush victim dies without compensation or apology – The Guardian

‘Another prominent Windrush victim has died without receiving compensation or a personal apology from the government. Hubert Howard died on Tuesday, just three weeks after finally being granted British citizenship, 59 years after he arrived in London aged three.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2019

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Shamima Begum appeals decision to strip her of UK citizenship – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in appeals, citizenship, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Shamima Begum will appeal the government’s decision to strip her of British citizenship at a specialist court hearing on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Anurag Deb: Identity: Northern Ireland’s Gordian Knot – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘ On 14 October 2019, the Upper Tribunal (UT) handed down judgment in SSHD v De Souza, immediately dividing commentators both in and outside Northern Ireland. Briefly, the UT had heard the Home Secretary’s appeal against the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decision which had declared that the American claimant (respondent in the UT) was entitled to apply to reside in Northern Ireland under the EU Citizen’s Directive because his wife was permitted to self-identify as an Irish national in accordance with the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). British nationality, the FTT declared, could not be “imposed” on her at birth, flying in the face of the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA), section 1 of which, it was argued, does precisely that. The UT allowed the appeal and overturned the FTT judgment, revealing a tension which goes far beyond immigration law.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 17th October 2019

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Mother seeks to make seriously ill girl Italian citizen after legal win – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The mother of a five-year-old girl with a serious brain injury is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter, after winning a legal fight to prevent her life support being switched off.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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No-Deal Brexit: EU Citizens Could Gain New Appeal Rights – Rights Info

Posted October 16th, 2019 in appeals, bills, brexit, citizenship, freedom of movement, immigration, news by sally

‘EU citizens and their family members could gain the right to appeal decisions on their applications for settled status in the event of a no-deal Brexit.’

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Rights Info, 15th October 2019

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Emma De Souza: Home Office appeal of case is upheld – BBC News

‘People born in Northern Ireland remain British citizens according to the law, even if they identify as Irish, tribunal judges have determined.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Hostile environment ruled not a factor in death of Windrush man – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2019 in benefits, citizenship, colonies, immigration, news by tracey

‘A coroner has ruled that the Home Office’s “hostile environment” did not contribute to the death of a Windrush citizen who lost his life after spending months struggling to prove his right to live in the UK.’

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The Independent, 7th october 2019

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‘Devoted’ Windrush sisters face separation because of birth dates – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2019 in citizenship, deportation, families, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Two Windrush sisters who describe themselves as “inseparable” face being split up by the Home Office because of their different dates of birth.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Shamima Begum: Isis bride will not be allowed to return to UK from Syria, says home secretary – Independent

Posted September 30th, 2019 in citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘Former Isis bride Shamima Begum has reportedly been told once again by the home secretary that she will never be allowed back to the UK.’

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Independent, 29th September 2019

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