Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 20 September 2019. This month saw another set of changes to the Immigration Rules along with a small number of cases, some of which are significant. There is also new Upper Tribunal (UT) guidance on permission to appeal applications.
1. Singh v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1504 – reopening appeals under CPR 52.30: a fresh application is not an effective alternative remedy.
Asylum and asylum support
1. AAR & AA (Non-Arab Darfuris – return) Sudan  UKUT 282 (IAC) - no change to Sudan Country Guidance.
2. R (Chkharchkhalia) v SSHD  EWHC 2232 (Admin) - affordability constraints in asylum support cannot endure indefinitely.
3. GC (Zimbabwe) v SSHD  CSOH 67 - spike in violence does not change position for openly gay Zimbabweans.
1. R (Begum) v Entry Clearance Officer, Dhaka  EWHC 2196 (Admin) - successful challenge to adverse finding on genuineness and authenticity of relationship documentation.
1. R (DM) (Tanzania) v SSHD  EWHC 2351 (Admin) - lack of suitable accommodation cannot provide a lawful basis for detention indefinitely.
1. C94/18 Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality - procedural guarantees apply to third country national family members even if they no longer hold that status.
2. ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan  UKUT 281 (IAC) - centre of life test in Surinder Singhcases not to be followed.
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