Cases: Immigration Law

Ahmed and others (deprivation of citizenship) [2017] UKUT 00118 (IAC)

The appellants were convicted of the grooming, sexual exploitation and trafficking of several teenaged girls. All three men were naturalised British citizens and also citizens of Pakistan. The appeal was concerned with the legality of the decision of deprivation of citizenship pursuant to section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981. Appeal was dismissed in…

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Al Jedda v SSHD [2013] UKSC 62

This is the first case on deprivation of citizenship to reach the Supreme Court. The Al Jedda was an Iraqi refugee who was granted British nationality in 2000. He travelled to Iraq in 2004 and was detained by British forces due to suspect of his involvement in terrorism. In 2007, before releasing him without charge,…

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MM (Uganda) v SSDH [2016] EWCA Civ 450

In this case, the Court had to decide what factors must be considered by a judge when considering whether deportation would be “unduly harsh” on the children and/or partner of a ‘foreign criminal’ (under paragraph 399 of the Immigration Rules and section 117C(5) of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The Court affirmed that…

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BL (Jamaica) v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 662

BL is a Jamaican who had been in the UK for the last 15 years without leave to remain. He had a partner with whom he had three children who, at the time of the deportation decision in 2013, were 7 years old (twins) and 5 years old accordingly. He had committed various criminal offences,…

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R (on app of Kiarie) v SSHD [2017] UKSC 47

Mr. Kiarie was a Kenyan national. He came to the UK in 1997 with his family at the age of three. He was convicted of serious drug related offences and deportation order was issued. The appellant claimed that deportation would breach his article 8 right. Supreme Court allowed the appeal of Mr Kiarie and quashed…

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