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Immigration update podcast, episode 71


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Welcome to episode 71 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we explain the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision in Hemmati as well as recent developments in asylum and trafficking. The DeSouza case on the Good Friday Agreement has been reported by the Upper Tribunal, along with a bunch of procedural cases. Finally, we look at the latest in deportation law from the Court of Appeal.

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The downloadable 31-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:


Supreme Court finds detention of asylum seekers unlawful

Brook House abuse investigation upgraded to full public inquiry


54-day stopover counts as “in transit” for Refugee Convention

Escaped Tamil prisoners are at risk in Sri Lanka, Court of Appeal confirms

Immigration judges told how to handle Somalian refugee cessation cases


Upper Tribunal opens door for trafficking challenges in human rights appeals

Government forced to change trafficking appeals policy after High Court finds it unlawful

Northern Ireland

Good Friday Agreement doesn’t stop Northern Irish people being born automatically British


EU children can be lawfully resident in the UK without exercising treaty rights

My client’s 13-year-old son is alone in Ghana and she can’t afford £2,500 in Home Office fees to bring him here 


Invalid applications: beware of old demons coming back to haunt you

The importance of keeping the Home Office up to date

Appeal overturned after bus stop rant by court interpreter

A respondent cannot withdraw an appeal, confirms the Upper Tribunal


Child abuse victim given deportation reprieve

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.