Oxford University Press publishes Blackstone’s Guide to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

Thursday 7 January 2010

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Blackstone's Guide to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

Authors: Ian Macdonald QC, Laurie Fransman QC, Adrian Berry and Ronan Toal, barristers at Garden Court Chambers; Alison Harvey, General Secretary, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA); Hina Majid, Legal Policy Director, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).

Full Price: £39.95

Edition: First Edition 2010, 280pp

The Guide:

- Clearly explains the important changes in border control, citizenship, and immigration law found in the Act
- Provides a comprehensive and lucid guide to a complex piece of legislation
- Is an excellent quick reference tool, logically organised and following the structure of the Act
- Is a thorough yet concise narrative exploring how the law will work in practice
- Includes the full text of the Act

The Blackstone's Guide to the Borders, Citizenship, and Immigration Act 2009 is an essential tool for understanding the important changes to British nationality law, immigration law and border control found in the new Act. It provides a clear explanation of developments relating particularly to the acquisition of British citizenship by naturalisation and other means; the transfer of certain immigration judicial review applications from the High Court to the Upper Tribunal; the introduction of new immigration measures concerning students, children, detention, and the offence of trafficking people for exploitation; and the new customs functions of the UK Border Agency and related powers of inspection and oversight of their exercise. It also offers a concise commentary setting the new provisions in the context of existing laws, while explaining the significance of these innovations. It includes careful consideration of the constitutional significance of the new measures, together with an emphasis on the implications of the measures for the protection of rights under the ECHR

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