Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: June Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 21 June 2020.

Legislative updates

  1. The Immigration (Persons Designated under Sanctions Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations SI 2020.

Court updates

Detention

  1. R (Merca) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 1479 (Admin): grant of interim relief in a challenge to the SSHD’s refusal to provide section 95 accommodation.

Refugees, asylum and international protection

  1. A (A Child) (Rev 1) [2020] EWCA Civ 731: the family court is not constrained by findings of the FtT (IAC) in considering whether to grant an FGM protection order.

Human rights

  1. R (Mahmood) v Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 717: consideration of whether the appellants had committed ‘an offence that had caused serious harm’.
  2. FH v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 1482 (Admin): the passage of time since the Claimant's offending was not by itself a material factor that called for specific consideration by the SSHD.
  3. SC (paras A398 - 339D: 'foreign criminal': procedure) Albania [2020] UKUT 187 (IAC): where the only criminal conviction relied on occurred outside the UK, a person cannot be considered a “foreign criminal” for the purposes of the Immigration Rules.

European

  1. Chowdhury (Extended family members: dependency) [2020] UKUT 188 (IAC): the words "and continues to be dependent" in regulation 8(2)(c) of the Immigration (EEA) Regulation 2006 require an applicant to establish that there has not been a break in their dependency on the EEA national sponsor.

Procedure

  1. BH (policies/information: SoS's duties) Iraq [2020] UKUT 189 (IAC): country information contained within a CPIN is not, without more, subject to the duty on the SSHD to make relevant policies known to the Tribunal.

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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