Legal Matters


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December 2012
Bill of Rights – Commission’s Report

21 December, 2012 The Commission set up in 2011 to report on the possibility of a UK Bill of Rights publishe…

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19
November 2012
UNHCR Guidelines – Sexual Orientation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on 23 October 2012 a new set of Guidelin…

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9
October 2012
An African War Criminal

An appalling case is reported today, 8 October 2012, in the Daily Mail Online. It is the story of a Sudanese…

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8
August 2012
Recent Supreme Court Cases

In its judgment in the case of RT (Zimbabwe) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department&…

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August 2012
Supreme Court Pronounces on the Immigration Rules

In Briefing Paper No 8.43, issued in July 2010, I commented on the case of Pankina v. Secretary of State for…

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19
July 2012
Bill of Rights – Second Consultation

In our legal Briefing Paper No 8.55 published in August 2011 I set out the views of Migration Watch in…

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19
July 2012
Right to Family Life – New Immigration Rules

The Home Office has recently promulgated a document running to 45 pages which substantially amends those par…

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June 2012
Family and employment matters – legal notes

1. Abolition of family visit appeals. (i)   The Crime and Courts Bill had its second reading in the Ho…

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June 2012
House of Commons Debate and Motion on the Application of Article 8 of the ECHR

 Summary of the debate held in the Commons chamber on 19th June (Hansard Reference: 19 June 2012 : Col…

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10
April 2012
Asylum and Temporary Admission

For a general discussion of the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees together with the …

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23
February 2012
European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Article 8

This Article states: 1 Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his c…

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10
October 2011
The Prime Minister’s Speech on Immigration

Comment by Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman, Migration Watch UK 10 October, 2011 This is the Prime Minister's s…

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11
May 2011
The European Convention on Human Rights: Recent Developments

A recent report by Civitas, otherwise the Institute for the Study of Civil Society, under the title of “St…

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April 2011
Immigration and Marriage – An Outline of the Legal Position

This paper is not intended as an authoritative statement of the law but rather as a summary of the position.…

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28
April 2011
Sham Marriages – The Latest

Sham marriages have been for long a scourge and a means by which people traffickers and other criminals earn…

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February 2011
Removal and the Rights of Children

In a recent case ZH (Tanzania) v, Secretary of State for the Home Department the Supreme Court considered th…

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