Lewis Graham: Paused Policies, Secret Policies and the Rule of Law: XY v Secretary of State for the Home Department – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘It is hard to think of a concept with a more contested definition in legal and political circles than “the rule of law”. The question of what content (if any) might be found within it (and indeed, what “it” even is – a political truth? A normative ideal? A mere slogan?) has been taken up, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, by first-year law students, wizened academics, campaigning groups and politicians. If it sometimes seems that a thicker, rights-laden understanding of the term has taken root, detractors are always quick to emerge, eager to remind us of what the rule of law is and what it is not. There is a real danger in piling too much upon the notion so as to distort the concept, which may cause us to lose sight of why the rule of law is uniquely important. At the very least, framing the rule of law narrowly helps ensure that an appropriate degree of opprobrium can be generated in those instances when it is, in fact, undermined.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 22nd February 2024

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Ibrahima Bah: Dinghy pilot guilty over Channel migrant deaths – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in homicide, immigration, negligence, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man who piloted a boat in the English Channel has been found guilty of the manslaughter of four migrants who drowned when it ran into difficulty.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2024

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People smuggler jailed for cramming migrants in van compartment – Home Office

‘A people smuggler has been jailed for cramming 7 migrants into a one-person sleeping compartment and brazenly trying to enter the UK.’

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Home Office, 16th February 2024

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Albanian man jailed for smuggling 12 migrants in North Sea crossing – Home Office

Posted February 6th, 2024 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A people smuggler has been jailed after smuggling migrants, including a child, towards the UK.’

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Home Office, 5th February 2024

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Channel migrants: Man who piloted boat carrying 70 jailed – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2024 in immigration, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man who piloted a boat carrying more than 70 migrants who were rescued off the Kent coast has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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High Court allows judicial review against council over failure to support child trafficking victim – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has ruled that the London Borough of Barnet failed to meet its duties towards a victim of child trafficking after he received no specialist support from either the council or the Home Office for several years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st December 2023

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Haulage boss jailed seven years for his role in people-smuggling network linked to Essex lorry deaths – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A haulage boss has been jailed today for his involvement in a people-smuggling network linked to the tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children in Essex.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2023

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No more new investigations in Rotherham child abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘An inquiry into child abuse in Rotherham will not start any new investigations from next year, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2023

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People smugglers ordered to pay over £280,000 from criminal profits in the Essex lorry deaths case – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A convicted people smuggler, responsible for the manslaughter of 39 people who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, has today (24 September 2023) been ordered to pay a total of £65,157.65 to victims’ families through a Confiscation Order made by the court today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th November 2023

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Fixer for small-boat people smugglers jailed for seven and a half years – The Independent

‘An Albanian woman who acted as a fixer for people smugglers arranging small boat crossings to the UK has been jailed for seven and a half years, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2023

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Shamima Begum faces wait for appeal decision in citizenship case – The Independent

‘Shamima Begum will face a wait to find out whether she has won a Court of Appeal bid over the removal of her British citizenship.’

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The Independent, 25th October 2023

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Illegal Migration Bill: Welcomed by Human Traffickers – Mountford Chambers

Posted October 4th, 2023 in bills, chambers articles, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Organised Crime poses an increasing problem around the world. Endangering the economic well-being of countries, it can pose national security threats and affect vulnerable communities. Anisha Kiri tracks recent developments.’

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Mountford Chambers, 8th September 2023

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Man who posed for selfies as he piloted small boat jailed – Home Office

‘An Egyptian man who posed for selfies while piloting a small boat with 50 migrants on board has been jailed for 3 years and 2 months.’

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Home Office, 6th September 2023

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UK cannot ignore calls for slavery reparations, says leading UN judge – The Guardian

‘A leading judge at the international court of justice has said the UK will no longer be able to ignore the growing calls for reparation for transatlantic slavery.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2023

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Newport: Drugs gang jailed for exploiting vulnerable child – BBC News

‘The leader of drugs gang who recruited a vulnerable 15-year-old boy in a phone call from prison has been sentenced to nine years in jail.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2023

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Jail for van driver who smuggled children as young as one – Home Office

‘A British man who tried to smuggle migrant children as young as 1 into the UK by hiding them behind boxes in his van has been jailed for 4 years.’

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Home Office, 28th July 2023

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Jail for van driver who smuggled children as young as one – Home Offfice

‘A British man who tried to smuggle migrant children as young as 1 into the UK by hiding them behind boxes in his van has been jailed for 4 years.’

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Home Office, 28th July 2023

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Home Office ordered to change rules that restrict help for trafficking victims – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has ordered the home secretary to change a key part of a trafficking policy introduced just months ago.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2023

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Modern slavery gangmasters exploit care worker shortage – BBC News

‘The number of modern slavery cases reported within the UK care industry has more than doubled in the past year.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2023

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Migration Bill: Lords reinsert child detention limits – BBC News

‘The House of Lords has rejected an attempt by the government to extend the amount of time children can be detained in its migration bill.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2023

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