Immigration Law Bulletin - Issue 338 - 27 August 2013

Tuesday 27 August 2013

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Immigration Law News

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published updated guidance on asylum seekers from Afghanistan. For further information, click here.

The Migration Matters Trust has carried out an analysis of the likely increase in net migration from Bulgaria and Romania, following the end of transitional controls at the beginning of 2014. For further information, click here.

For the response of the Garden Court Housing Team to the Home Office's consultation paper "Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation," click here.

Immigration Law Cases

Ignaoua, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2512 (Admin)
9 August 2013

It is the clear Parliamentary intention of s.15 of the Justice and Security Act 2013, that where a person has been excluded from the United Kingdom on grounds of the public good, in reliance on information which in the Secretary of State's opinion should not be made public for national security or similar reasons, a challenge to the exclusion direction must be advanced in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) if the Secretary of State has certified the direction. Therefore, as SIAC is the only avenue for such challenges, the Secretary of State can certify exclusion directions made before commencement of the legislation and can terminate existing judicial review proceedings in which these directions are being challenged. For the full judgment, click here.

C1 & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rev 2) [2013] EWHC 2415 (Admin), 7 August 2013
Anthony Thornton QC, sitting as a deputy High Court Judge, held that a refusal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to accept the claimant mother and daughter's resettlement in the United Kingdom as mandate refugees was unlawful and perverse. The Secretary of State had misapplied her mandate refugee policy by taking into account irrelevant considerations and failing to take into account relevant considerations. There was a lack of reasoning in her decision and it was neither structured nor compliant with the policy. For the full judgment, click here.

Immigration Law Courses and Training

Advanced Naturalisation
ILPA, Wednesday 4 September 2013, London
Speakers include Adrian Berry of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, click here.

LAA (LSC) 2 / OISC 3 Accreditation
HJT Training, Tuesday 10 September to Friday 13 September 2013
For further information, click here.

Dealing with Disaster: sponsor licence revocations, suspensions and associated problems
ILPA, Wednesday 11 September 2013, London
For further information, click here.

Judicial Review Conference 2013 + HJT's 10 Year Anniversary.
5 CPD, Tuesday 22 October 2013, London.
The conference features leading immigration and asylum practitioners who will discuss the implications of the latest developments in judicial review in the immigration field. Speakers include Stephen Knafler QC, Mark Symes and David Jones of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, click here.

JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference
6 CPD, Thursday 24 October 9.30am-5pm,
Bloomsbury Hotel, London
Now in its 15th year, this annual conference is the acknowledged forum for ensuring that delegates are fully up to date with developments in human rights law. Speakers include Duran Seddon of Garden Court Chambers.
For further information, 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 has been published. 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.

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