Levakovic v. Denmark (App no. 7841/14)

This case concerned a decision to expel the applicant to Croatia, with which he had no ties apart from nationality, after he was tried and convicted for crimes committed in Denmark, where he had lived most of his life. In its Chamber judgment in the case the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that … Continue reading Levakovic v. Denmark (App no. 7841/14)

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KM (Algeria) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2662

Was it contrary to the interests of justice and a procedural irregularity for the Upper Tribunal to determine the appeal in KM’s absence, and without giving him a further opportunity to attend by adjourning the hearing. It was held that what is or is not required in the interests of justice will depend on the … Continue reading KM (Algeria) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2662

ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

The asylum claim by a victim of trafficking from Lithuania was declared inadmissible by the Secretary of State on the basis that Lithuania is considered safe as an EEA member state. The Spanish Protocol preserves a broad discretion for member states to decline to apply the presumption that claims from EEA nationals are not admissible. … Continue reading ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

Ahmedbekova v Zamestnik-predsedatel na Darzhavna agentsia za bezhantsite (Directive 2011/95/EU) Case C-652/16

Article 33(2)(e) of Directive 2013/32 does not cover a situation in which an adult lodges, in her own name and on behalf of her minor child, an application for international protection which is based, inter alia, on a family tie with another person who has lodged a separate application for international protection. The involvement of … Continue reading Ahmedbekova v Zamestnik-predsedatel na Darzhavna agentsia za bezhantsite (Directive 2011/95/EU) Case C-652/16

Tikka v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

In this appeal the Appellant's leave was curtailed under paragraphs 322(5) and (5A) and 323(i) of the Immigration Rules whilst trying to remain in the UK as a spouse of a person present and settled in the UK. Paragraph 322(1C) concerns particularly serious offences into which the Appellant's offence did not fall, however, the Secretary … Continue reading Tikka v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]