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Tag Archives: Michael Hanley

R (on the application of Rahman) [2014] EWHC 1640 (Admin)

Date posted: 1 September 2014

five of thirty-eight months detention were found unlawful

Saadi v UK in Grand chamber ECHR

Date posted: 17 July 2008

This case related to the detention of asylum seekers in the Oakington fast track and was the first time the Strasbourg Court ruled on asylum seekers in the Grand Chamber.

Sadia Abdi v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] EWCA Civ 1363

Date posted: 17 July 2005

This case involved the right to family life and the attempts to return an asylum seeker to Italy when her mother was in the UK. Complex identity issues had to be resolved.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Elizabeth Akaeke [2005] EWCA Civ 947

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This is a key case challenging the Home Office delay in making a decision on an immigration application. The case was built through persistent correspondence and the Home Office was found to be rather exposed in the Court of Appeal. … Continue reading

Djebbar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] EWCA Civ 804

Date posted: 17 July 2004

This case was an attempt to escape the adverse consequence of a country guidance case.

Lul Omar Adan in House of Lords 2000

Date posted: 17 July 2000

The House of Lords held that “the sky would not fall in” if a victim of the Somali civil war had her asylum claim considered in the UK, as opposed to being returned to Germany.

Farah v British Airways

Date posted: 17 July 1999

The Home Office gave inaccurate information to British Airways about the client’s immigration status and as a result they were detained in Egypt for 8 days. This case established that they could sue the Home Office and BA for damages.

Doldur 1998

Date posted: 17 July 1998

In this case the court looked at whether the client was an illegal entrant by deception. It involved a thorough analysis of interview notes.

Hassan Hussein Adan in House of Lords 1998

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This case explored the extent to which an innocent person caught up in the Somali civil war can qualify for refugee status. Considerable research was conducted on the original discussions leading upto the signing of the 1951 Refugee Convention and … Continue reading