Cases: Immigration Law

Hesham Ali [2016] UKSC 60

Hesham Ali [2016] UKSC 60 is an Immigration Law case concerning whether removal interferes with private and family life. Facts: The defendant was an Iraqi national who left Iraq at the age of 12. He has not lived in Iraq since moving but, he has visited a couple of times. Hesham Ali entered the UK…

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Maslov v Austria (Application no.1638/03) [2008] ECHR 546

  Maslov v Austria (Application no. 1638/03) [2008] ECHR 546 (paras 68-100) (and the citation of Uner v Netherlands paras 54) is a case arguing under Article 8 Rights.  Facts: The applicant lawfully entered Austria with his parents and siblings. His parents were lawfully employed and acquired Austrian nationality. The applicant committed several criminal offences…

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RT (Zimbabwe) and others v SSHD [2012] UKSC 38

  RT (Zimbabwe) and others v SSHD [2012] UKSC 38 is an Immigration Law case on asylum.  Facts: RT arrived in the UK from Zimbabwe and claimed asylum. However, these were refused because the applicants had never been politically active. They did not have a well-founded fear of persecution for lack of political belief. However,…

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HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 31

  HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 31 is an Immigration Law case concerning refugee status for fear of persecution as a homosexual.  Facts: HJ and HT were from Iran and Cameroon respectively. They were gay men who claimed that they had well-founded fear. They feared persecution in their countries of origin…

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Fornah v SSHD [2006] UKHL 46

Fornah v SSHD [2006] UKHL 46 is an Immigration Law case concerning refugee status.  Facts: Fornah was a woman from Sierra Leone. She claimed that she was entitled to refugee status. She claimed on the basis that if she returned to her home country, she would be subjected to FGM. Before coming to the UK,…

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