Lawrence killer to remain in UK – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in deportation, murder, news by sally

“The man who knifed head teacher Philip Lawrence to death has been allowed to stay in the UK after winning an appeal against deportation.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MT and Others (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in deportation, law reports, refugees, torture by sally

Closed material can be used in appeals against deportation

MT and Others (Algeria) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“When a person appealed against an order for deportation because he feared torture or ill-treatment in his home state, in scrutinising the case, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission was entitled to take into account closed as well as open material.”

The Times, 3rd August 2007

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 

R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2007 in asylum, deportation, detention, law reports by sally

R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department 

“The Secretary of State had not acted unlawfully in continuing to detain pending removal a failed asylum seeker who, having served a sentence of imprisonment for rape, was considered to be a risk to the public and highly likely to abscond. The period of detention was not unreasonable in the circumstances and where the detainee had refused to return voluntarily and no means were available for his enforced return.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

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.

MT (Algeria) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Liberty intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2007 in closed material, deportation, law reports, refugees, torture by sally

MT (Algeria) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Liberty intervening) [2007] EWCA Civ 808

“When considering whether an applicant was at risk of torture or ill-treatment contrary to art 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms if deported to his home state on the ground of national security the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC”’ was entitled to have regard to closed as well as open material in scrutinising the case under the statutory scheme. A person who had been recognised as a refugee could lose his status under art 1F(c) of the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees if he were guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations after recognition.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

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.

Appeal court judges hold up deportation of three Algerian terror suspects – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2007 in deportation, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The deportation of three suspected Algerian terrorists was yesterday halted by appeal court judges who ruled that the UK government could not be certain that they would be safe from torture after they were sent back.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Damages and right to remain for rapist – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2007 in deportation, human rights, news, rape by sally

“A convicted rapist has won a ruling to block his deportation on human rights grounds, it was revealed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK challenges Strasbourg ban – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2007 in deportation, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain launched an attempt at the European Court of Human Rights yesterday to overturn an 11-year old judgment by the Court which bans the deportation of terrorists where they face a risk of torture or degrading treatment.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reforms strengthen immigration controls as more foreign national prisoners are removed from the UK – Home Office

Posted June 15th, 2007 in deportation, immigration, press releases by sally

“The Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) today published its first Agency business plan alongside a report into the failure to consider some foreign national prisoners for deportation last year and an update on progress in deporting those 1013 foreign national prisoners from the UK.”

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Home Office press release, 14th June 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Four who faced deportation over serious crimes go missing – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2007 in deportation, news by sally

“Four prisoners who were facing deportation after finishing sentences for serious crimes have gone missing, immigration officials admitted yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk