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Court: Supreme Court

Supreme Court dismisses appeal challenging Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme Guidance

R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 37

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the standards to be applied by a court on judicial review of the contents of a policy document or statement of practice issued by a public authority. The Appellant, A, is a convicted child sex offender. The Secretary of State for the Home Department set up the […]

Supreme Court unanimously allows appeal concerning legality of the regime that provides for determining the age of asylum seekers entering the UK

R (on the application of BF (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 38

The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning the legality of the Home Department’s regime that provides for determining the age of asylum seekers entering the UK. This appeal concerns the standards to be applied by a court on judicial review of the contents of a policy document or statement of practice issued by a […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal concerning Article 8 and deportation

Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 30

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the effect of the European Convention on Human Rights on decisions to deport foreign nationals who lawfully settled in the UK as children and were subsequently convicted of serious criminal offences. The appellant is a national of Iran who arrived in the UK with his mother in […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal concerning exclusion of human trafficking victims from Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

A and B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Anor [2021] UKSC 27

The appellants A and B are Lithuanian nationals. In 2013 A and B were trafficked from Lithuania to the UK and subjected to labour exploitation and abuse. Their status as victims of modern slavery and trafficking was confirmed in November 2013. After their traffickers were convicted, A and B applied for compensation under the 2012 […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal concerning Article 3 ECHR and solitary confinement

R (on the application of AB) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] UKSC 28

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the Appellant’s treatment in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution and Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Appellant, AB, was held in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution when he was 15 years old. AB brought judicial review proceedings before the High Court, alleging (i) that […]