Babbage: Court orders release of Zimbabwean foreign criminal, criticises Government lawyers – Free Movement

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in deportation, detention, disclosure, drug offences, news, passports, solicitors, Zimbabwe by sally

‘In the case of R (on the application of Babbage) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 148 (Admin) Mr Justice Garnham ordered the release of a detained Zimbabwean foreign criminal. In the process, he was corruscating critical of the conduct of Government lawyers acting for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.’

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Free Movement, 3rd February 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Rejection of visit visa to attend funeral: analysis – Free Movement

‘In the news today we can see that an Entry Clearance Officer has rejected an application for a visit visa for two grandparents who wish to travel to the UK to attend the funeral of their 5 year old grandchild, tragically killed in a car accident before Christmas. The family is devastated, obviously. The issue was raised at Prime Minister’s Questions by the local MP and a review was promised. The Immigration Minister, James Broken-shire, has very swiftly conducted the review and the refusal has been maintained. He says his decision has been taken “on the full facts of the case”.’

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Free Movement, 20th January 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

RT (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; SM (Zimbabwe) v Same; AM (Zimbabwe) v Same; DM (Zimbabwe) v Same – WLR daily

Posted November 25th, 2010 in asylum, law reports, Zimbabwe by sally

RT (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; SM (Zimbabwe) v Same; AM (Zimbabwe) v Same; DM (Zimbabwe) v Same [2010] EWCA Civ 1285; [2010] WLR (D) 295

“A claim for asylum would not be defeated if the tribunal found that a claimant would be willing to lie about political beliefs, or about the absence of political beliefs, but that the reason for the lie was to avoid persecution.”

WLR daily, 22nd November 2010

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.

Enforced returns to Zimbabwe will resume – UK Border Agency

Posted October 15th, 2010 in asylum, deportation, press releases, Zimbabwe by sally

“Following a written ministerial statement today by the Minister for Immigration, the UK Border Agency will be resuming enforced returns of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th October 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Zimbabweans who fail to gain asylum will be forced to return – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2010 in asylum, deportation, news, Zimbabwe by sally

“Britain is to begin the forced return of thousands of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe in a change of policy condemned by human rights groups.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Labour retreats on deportation threat to Zimbabweans – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2008 in asylum, news, Zimbabwe by sally

“The threat of deportation has been lifted from more than 10,000 Zimbabwean asylum-seekers while Robert Mugabe remains in power.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK is sending 11,000 Mugabe refugees back – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2008 in asylum, news, Zimbabwe by sally

“Attempts by Gordon Brown to use a meeting of G8 leaders this week to campaign for tougher action against Zimbabwe are in danger of being undermined by claims that Britain is forcing as many as 11,000 Zimbabweans seeking refuge here to make a stark choice between destitution or returning home to possible torture or death. Letters obtained by The Observer show that the Home Office continues to order failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers to return home in the face of mounting violence.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK defends Zimbabwean expulsions – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2008 in asylum, deportation, news, Zimbabwe by sally

“The UK government has defended its decision to resume the deportation of failed asylum-seekers to Zimbabwe.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk