The European Commission announced proposals for new border management tools including an Entry-Exit System that would record the entry of exit of all third country nationals and track the presence of overstayers.
The Committee of Ministers supervised the execution of the judgment in MSS v Belgium and Greece, finding that the Greek authorities needed to intensify their efforts to execute the judgment. There were still problems recorded in accessing the asylum procedure.
UNHCR reported that a million Syrians have fled across the border, 70% of them living outside camps, and a humanitarian crisis looms. Click here for more information.
The Supreme Court granted permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal regarding the safety of Italy.
Negassi & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 151 (07 March 2013)
The Court of Appeal in Court of Appeal found that the ability to work did not raise an issue of private life for asylum seekers, and that the Secretary of State's failure to permit asylum seekers pursuing fresh claims to work, contrary to European Union law, did not require damages to be paid to them, as the mistake had been in good faith, the question of law involved did not have an obvious answer, and, had the law been understood sooner, restrictions would have been put in place that would have greatly limited the ability of most potential beneficiaries to work. Click here for the full judgment.
The ASAP briefing on the ILPA website recorded that some recent decisions by the First Tier Tribunal Asylum Support (AST) found that those who are awarded leave to remain should continue to receive asylum support until after they receive their status documents from UKBA.
Nationality Law: Registration of Children
ILPA, Wednesday 13 March 2013
Adrian Berry co-presents ILPA's course Nationality Law: Registration of Children with Alison Harvey. Click here for more information.
Detention & Deportation
HJT, Thursday 14 March 2013
HJT Training presents a course on all aspects of deportation: automatic and other kinds of deportation, overstayers, exclusion from Refugee Convention protection, reoffending risks, EEA cases, unlawful detention, and issues of evidence and tactics. Click here for more information.
Urgent injunctions: preparation and presentation
HJT, Thursday 21 March 2013
Colin Yeo and Jawaid Luqmani present Urgent injunctions: preparation and presentation, addressing urgent applications, charter flights, and dealing with the Administrative Court Office and the Upper Tribunal. 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.