UNHCR reports that more than 200,000 Syrians have now fled the country. To read further click here.
Krolik & Others v Several Judicial Authorities of Poland  EWHC 2357 (Admin) (17 August)
The Administrative Court in six joined extradition appeals rejected the claims that Polish prison conditions violate ECHR Article 3. The principle complaint related to overcrowding. The Court held that the evidence adduced did not begin to establish the type of evidence that would be required to rebut the presumption - that Poland, as a Member State of the Council of Europe, is presumed to be able and willing to fulfil its obligations under the Convention, in the absence of clear, cogent and compelling evidence to the contrary - and to find a breach of Article 3.
To read the full judgment click here
D, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Admin Court (Charles George QC) (20 August 2012)
In respect to a Congolese asylum seeker who had a history of psychiatric illness, the SSHD's failure to treat his mental health condition adequately whilst in immigration removal centres breached her public sector duty under the Equality Act 2010 s.149, her duty under the UKBA Enforcement Guidance and Instructions Chapter 55.10, and the claimant's rights under ECHR, Arts 3 and 8.
Judgment not yet available.
Immigration Law Training Events
EEA Nationals: A Guide to the Amended Regulations
ILPA, Tuesday 11 September at 4pm
ILPA present their course EEA Nationals: A Guide to the Amended Regulations, Adrian Berry being amongst the speakers. Click here for more information.
The Revolution in Family Migration - Practical Solutions and Ideas from the first three months
HJT, Thursday 13 September 2012 at 4pm
In central London HJT Training present, the first of a series in which practitioners will be kept abreast of the latest thinking and developments in this dramatic area. Click here for more information.
The New Family Immigration Rules and their significance
JCWI, 14 September 2012, London
New changes to immigration law made in July 2012 will significantly alter the admission and stay of family members. Navtej Singh Ahluwalia and Sadat Sayeed of Garden Court Chambers will take you through the details of the changes and their implications for practitioners. For full details, click here.
Immigration Law Books
Garden Court Chambers immigration team members are authors of numerous books which we mention from time to time.
Asylum Law and Practice (2nd edition)
The second edition of Asylum Law and Practice by Mark Symes and Peter Jorro is published, and has been described as "pre-eminent" by Lord Brown. Price: £138.00. For full details, click here.
Fransman's British Nationality Law (3rd edition)
The third edition of Fransman's British Nationality Law, written by Laurie Fransman QC and with contributions from Adrian Berry and Alison Harvey, was published in spring 2011. Price: £295.00. For full details, click here.
Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice (8th edition)
The eighth edition of Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice was written by Ian Macdonald QC with contributions from many members of the Garden Court Immigration Team. Price: £230.00. For full details, click here.