Immigration Law Bulletin - Issue 294 - 1 October 2012

Monday 1 October 2012

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The UKBA have published a response to the legal challenge to their revocation of London Metropolitan University's Tier 4 sponsorship licence. For more information click here.

The UKBA have introduced changes, due to start today, to their online application process. For more information click here.

It is being reported that the UKBA maintains a blacklist of 44 countries with the worst immigration record, whose nationals are targeted for tougher discriminatory action when applying to come to Britain. For more information click here.


MNA, R (on the application of v The London Borough of Croydon (AAJR) Afghanistan [2012] UKUT 326 (IAC)
27th September 2012

A substantive challenge to a local authority age assessment in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). To read the full judgement click here.

Groupe d'information et de soutien des immigres (GISTI) v Ministre de l'Interieur [2012] EUECJ
27th September 2012

The ECJ concluded that the minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, set out in Council Directive 2003/9/EC, equally applies to third country nationals, who's claims are to be determined in another Member State, determined under Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003. The obligation ceases when the third country national is transferred by the Member State and the financial burden of granting those minimum conditions is to be assumed by the Member State that is going to determine the asylum application. To read the full judgement click here.

Immigration Law Training Events

Article 8 update
Thursday 11 Oct 2012, 16.00, London

David Chirico and Sonali Naik return with this popular course that will ensure that you are fully up to date with all the latest caselaw, rules and developments and equipped to identify and deal with Article 8 points arising in your practice. Click here for more information.

Garden Court Chambers Film Festival: Hamedullah
Friday 19 October 2012 at 6:00pm
Garden Court Chambers will be showing six human rights themed films this Autumn. Hamedullah is the story of Hamedullah Hassany, a teenager who fled Afghanistan for the UK. Click here for more information.

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.

Human Trafficking Handbook
Nadine Finch has contributed to the Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK. Price: £34.99. For full details, click here.

Garden Court Chambers Film Festival

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to present a series of six thought-provoking films this autumn. Each film explores different human rights issues connected with our work. Each film screening will be followed by a panel discussion, films will be showing from Friday 5 October until Friday 9 November, click here for more information.


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