‘Cruel’ move to deport charity worker from UK overruled – The Guardian

‘An immigration tribunal has overturned a “cruel and morally wrong” decision by the Home Office to deport a well-respected black charity volunteer who grew up in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Dudley mum’s legal fight over autistic son’s conviction – BBC News

‘The mother of an autistic man jailed for robbery says she is fighting to clear his name after the justice system failed to understand his disability. Joan Martin said 23-year-old Osime Brown’s autism meant he was incapable of committing the offence, and claims he was not given fair process. She is working with lawyers, who allege institutional discrimination, to overturn a “miscarriage of justice”.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

HIV patient ‘denied life-saving medication’ in UK detention centre – The Independent

‘A man with HIV who was awaiting deportation to Jamaica is being denied life-saving treatment in an immigration detention centre, The Independent has learned. The 42-year-old man relies on daily medication to manage his condition, and says the dosages for his other ailments, schizophrenia and depression, have been reduced by staff at Colnbrook Immigration Centre.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man with right to British citizenship facing deportation to Jamaica – The Independent

‘A man who has been in the UK for nearly 30 years and is believed to have the right to British citizenship under the Windrush scheme is facing deportation to Jamaica in two days.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Chaos as more than a dozen people taken off deportation flight from UK to Jamaica – The Guardian

‘The hours before a controversial Home Office charter flight to Jamaica was due to take off were mired in chaos and confusion as more than a dozen people were removed from the flight after legal challenges. The original Home Office “long list” for the flight is believed to have had 90 names on it. But the fate of the deportation flight hung in the balance on Tuesday evening as only about one tenth remained on the schedule. Tweets from a campaign group in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and flight tracker data, suggested the plane did eventually depart.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Outcry over plan to deport Jamaican nationals who came to UK as children – The Guardian

‘Preparations are being made for the deportation of a number of Jamaican nationals who came to the UK as children, in an apparent reversal of an earlier agreement not to deport people who arrived in this country as minors. A charter flight to Jamaica is scheduled for 11 August, returning several dozen people whose criminal convictions have triggered deportation orders. However, campaigners have protested that it is unreasonable to remove people who have spent a lifetime in the UK to a country where they have no ties.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

What Are Reparations And What Forms Can They Take? – Each Other

‘With Jamaica preparing to ask for reparations from Britain for the Atlantic slave trade, EachOther asks what this could look like?’

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Each Other, 29th July 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Home Office urged to ensure better access to legal advice after Jamaicans taken off flight in eleventh hour – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2020 in deportation, immigration, Jamaica, legal representation, news by tracey

‘The Home Office is being urged to ensure people facing deportation have adequate access to legal advice prior to their removal after tens of Jamaican nationals were taken off a charter flight following a last-minute legal intervention.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2020

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘He cannot cope’: More than 100,000 people call for deportation of severely autistic man to be halted – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2020 in autism, deportation, Jamaica, learning difficulties, news by tracey

‘Brown, 21, is a severely autistic Jamaican-born UK resident who is currently in prison a two-and-a-half-hour drive from his mother’s home in Dudley. He is nearing the end of a five-year prison sentence, and faces removal to a country he hasn’t set foot in since he came to the UK aged four.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2020

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jamaica deportation: Home Office flight leaves UK despite court ruling – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2020 in deportation, detention, Jamaica, news by sally

‘A Home Office flight deporting convicted offenders to Jamaica has left the UK, despite a last-minute legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother-of-three to be forcibly deported on Jamaica charter flight – after 25 years in the UK – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2017 in deportation, families, health, immigration, Jamaica, news, restraint by tracey

‘A mother of three whose youngest son suffers from a serious blood disorder, is to be forcibly deported to Jamaica tomorrow, despite having lived in the UK for more than 25 years.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 8 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Home Office asserts Jamaica safe in general despite persecution of LGBT community – Free Movement

‘The Supreme Court last week rejected the Home Office’s attempt to keep Jamaica on the list of safe countries for asylum claims despite an estimated 10% of the population in Jamaica being subject to persecution because they are gay. This blow to the Home Office came the same week that the case of Aderonke Apata reached court again, leading to some startling submissions on sexuality being made to the court on behalf of the Home Office.’

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Free Movement, 11th March 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Jamaica’s London appeal court dilemma – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2012 in appeals, constitutional law, Jamaica, news, Privy Council by tracey

“Jamaica is celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from Britain next week. The government in Kingston is talking about becoming a republic and is also looking at ending a legal legacy of the British Empire.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Seaga v Harper (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted July 10th, 2009 in costs, fees, insurance, Jamaica, law reports, Privy Council by sally

Seaga v Harper (No 2)

Privy Council

“After-the-event insurance premiums and success fees under conditional fee agreements entered into with English counsel and solicitors were not recoverable as costs by a successful party in an appeal to the Privy Council from Jamaica whose domestic law did not permit conditional fee agreements or allow for a successful party’s expenditure on after-the-event premiums to be an allowable disbursement.”

The Times, 10th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Seaga v Harper (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted June 30th, 2009 in costs, fees, insurance, Jamaica, law reports, Privy Council by sally

Seaga v Harper (No 2) [2009] UKPC 26; [2009] WLR (D) 212

“Success fees under conditional fee agreements, and premiums paid on ‘after the event’ (‘ATE’) insurance cover were not recoverable as costs by a successful party in an appeal to the Privy Council from Jamaica whose domestic law did not allow conditional fee agreements or permit expenditure on ATE premiums to be an allowable disbursement.”

WLR Daily, 29th June 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.