Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: August Teaser

Legislative updates

  1. The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2020.

Court updates

Detention

  1. R (on the application of Humnyntskyi & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 1912 (Admin): the SSHD’s policy on granting Schedule 10 accommodation held to be unlawful.
  2. R (on the application of EK) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 2111 (Admin): grant of permission in an unlawful detention claim partly relying on the suspension of flights due to COVID-19.

Refugees, asylum and international protection

  1. Hussein & Anor (Status of passports: foreign law) Tanzania [2020] UKUT 250 (IAC): a person who holds a genuine passport has to be regarded as a national of the issuing State.

Procedure

  1. R (on the application of Akram) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1072: refusal to reopen an appeal under CPR rule 52.30(1).
  2. Johnson v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1032: remote hearings do not breach GDPR.
  3. Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor v RH [2020] EWCA Civ 1001: asylum documents held to be disclosable in family proceedings.

Nationality

  1. Y (Children In Care: Change of Nationality) [2020] EWCA Civ 1038: local authority requires High Court approval to apply for British citizenship for children where they will lose their existing nationality as a consequence

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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