Immigration Law Bulletin - Issue 347 - 6 November 2013

Wednesday 6 November 2013

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Immigration Law News

92 people almost all women and children die from thirst in the desert. For further information, click here.

Britain has scrapped a plan to force people from certain African and Asian countries to pay a cash bond in return for a visitor's visa after it caused an outcry in UK and abroad. For media coverage, click here.

Yarlswood sex inquiry witness to be deported without speaking to the police. For further information, click here.

Bijan Ebrahimi victim of hate crimes for years on account of his physical disability and race subsequently murdered. Police officers suspended over failure to help Mr Ebrahimi who was branded a paedophile. For further information, click here.

No Fire Zone, Channel 4 film about atrocities against civilians in Sri Lanka was screened on 3 November 2013. To watch it online, click here.

E-bulletin on counter terrorism and human rights, International Commission of Jurists.

Immigration Law Cases

Habte v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others [2013] EWHC 3295 (Admin) (30 October 2013)
The Administrative Court dismissed two judicial review claims challenging the lawfulness of action taken by United Kingdom authorities to remove two claimants from the UK to other Member States (Germany, Belgium) in order for those states to deal with their asylum claims was lawful and not in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court did not accept that there were additional procedural obligations other than those provided for in the relevant EU regulations nor was the removal in breach of Article 8 (right to respect for family and private life) under Article 8 ECHR. The Court found that the decision to certify that the claim was unfounded to be lawful. For the full judgment, click here.

Immigration Law Training

Tier 1 and Tier 5
Friday 6 December 2013, 12:45 to 17:00
JCWI, Central London
CPD: 4:00 hours
Speakers include Navtej Singh Ahluwalia of Garden Court Chambers. For more information and to book places, click here.

Immigration Law Books

Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team members are authors of numerous books which we mention from time to time.

Immigration Practice and Procedure in Family Proceedings
This practical new work by Nadine Finch, Omar Shibli, Anthony Vaughan concentrates on the immigration procedures, law and rules relevant to family proceedings. Price: £60.00. For full details click here.

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: £36.00. For full details, click here.


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