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Torture victims win legal challenge against Home Office

Medical Justice (and Ors) -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department[2017] EWHC 2461 (Admin)

 

Survivors of torture have won a legal challenge against Home Office rules on asylum seeker detention in the UK. 

 

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ECJ dismisses challenge to refugee quota scheme

C-643/15 Slovak Republic and Hungary v Council of the European Union

 

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed complaints by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers. 

 

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CJEU rules that Member States are not obliged to grant refugees humanitarian visas

Judgment in Case C-638/16 PPU X and X v État beige

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that refugees do not have to be granted humanitarian visas to the EU, even in circumstances where there is a risk of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.

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Application for asylum not validly made can have no effect, says Supreme Court

Mirza and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 63

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the applicants’ judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decisions to treat a number of asylum applications as invalid.

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CJEU rules that people smugglers can be prosecuted after immigrants have later gained EU citizenship because home country joins EU

Paoletti and Others (Judgment) [2016] EUECJ C-218/15

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that people smugglers may still be prosecuted after illegal immigrants have since gained EU citizenship due to their country of origin being granted EU membership.

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Criminal Law, Immigration & Asylum

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