AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

Another day, another Home Office immigration decision... In this case, Lord Wilson gave a landmark judgment which changed the law, expanding the circumstances in which a person may resist being removed or deported from the UK on medical grounds. The appellant is a 33-year old man from Zimbabwe who has resided in the UK since … Continue reading AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

In May 2020, the Court of Appeal revisited the tension between the wish of a transgender person to have their legal gender recognised on their child’s birth certificate and the right of the child to discover the identity of their biological mother. Alfred McConnell is legally recognised as male, as confirmed by a Gender Recognition … Continue reading R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

Happy new year! Our first case summary of the year and I'm going to focus the next few blogs on a few top cases from 2020, inspired by the https://ukhumanrightsblog.com - a great site btw, so please do check them out1 The first case is talking about a COVID 19 case from last year... The … Continue reading Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

Khoroshenko v. Russia (App no. 41418/04)

Human rights – ECHR Art 8 – a prison regime which entailed restrictions on the types, frequency and duration of visits of family members involved an interference with family life – it was an essential part of a prisoner’s right to family life that he was permitted to maintain contact with close family members   Citation: … Continue reading Khoroshenko v. Russia (App no. 41418/04)