Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: April Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 24 April 2020.

Legislative updates

  1. The Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/416.

Court updates

Detention

  1. R (Samson Bello) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 950 (Admin): interim relief refused but an urgent rolled up hearing listed to consider the detention of a person who is at high risk from Covid-19.

Refugees, asylum and international protection

  1. R (Habte) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 967 (Admin): a substantive asylum interview is not, without more, capable of amounting to the SSHD accepting responsibility for a case under Dublin III.
  2. R (AQS) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 843 (Admin): the SSHD does not have a policy of refusing to provide accommodation to asylum seekers with Covid-19 symptoms.
  3. Secretary of State for the Home Department v R (FTH) (Rev 1) [2020] EWCA Civ 494: no breach of Article 8 where there is an effective Dublin III process available that has not been used.

Human rights

  1. Secretary of State for the Home Department v R (Joint Council for The Welfare of Immigrants) [2020] EWCA Civ 542: dismissal of the challenge to the ‘right to rent’ scheme.
  2. Runa v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 514: Upper Tribunal failed to properly apply the ‘insurmountable obstacles’ test.
  3. LE (St Vincent And the Grenadines) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 505: military service is unlikely to have a material impact on the assessment for deportation under section 117C.

Procedure

  1. D & Ors v The Lord Chancellor & Anor [2020] EWHC 736 (Admin): in circumstances where the Lord Chancellor does not take a neutral stance in proceedings, an order for costs can be made against him.

The Immigration Law Briefing is part of the Bloomsbury Law Online Service. The full briefing is available here.

Written by Sonia Lenegan

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