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Immigration update podcast, episode 46


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Welcome to the October 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we look at a load of cases from Strasbourg, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and of course the Upper Tribunal. These cases range from the sublime, including private religious worship, trafficking and torture, to the ridiculous. I end by taking a look at a couple of examples of media coverage of Home Office decisions and the harsh rules the coverage highlights.

The material is all drawn from the October 2017 blog posts on Free Movement.

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The main content of the downloadable 25 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:


Strasbourg approves deportation of Nigerian drug dealer

Anti-trafficking victories in Supreme Court: Reyes and Benkharbouche

Changes to National Referral Mechanism for trafficking victims

Court of Appeal: private religious belief does not risk persecution

High Court defeat for Home Office over torture policy

Tier 2 sponsor licence revocation challenge fails in High Court

Curtailment letters can be sent to an overseas address

How not to serve a curtailment letter

Upper Tribunal tackles “genuine entrepreneur” test

Self-sufficiency, health insurance and welfare benefits: the case of AMS


Immigration and nationality law following surrogacy agreements

Why is the Home Office separating a British man from his wife when she is still breastfeeding their daughter?

Home Office: a stroke is not “exceptional circumstances”

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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.