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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 […]

Supreme Court holds ‘two child limit’ on child benefit is compatible with ECHR

R (on the application of SC, CB and 8 children) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Ors [2021] UKSC 26

The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 imposed a limit of two on the number of children in respect of whom child tax credit (and its replacement, universal credit) is payable. The limit applies, with a few exceptions, to all children born after 6 April 2017, when the new law came into force. The Appellants […]

Labour party disciplinary process for antisemitism complaints adhere to natural justice

Neslen v Evans [2021] EWHC 1909 (QB)

In this case the Claimants sought to impugn the Party’s disciplinary process used to investigate antisemitism complaints. The Claimants, who were all members of the Labour Party subject to allegations of antisemitism or misconduct, sought declarations that the Party’s disciplinary process was unfair and in breach of contract on the basis that: The Party had […]