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United Kingdom: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal for all United Kingdom civil cases, and criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland; hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance; concentrates on cases of the greatest public and constitutional importance; and maintains and develops the role of the highest court in the United Kingdom as a leader in the common law world. The UK Supreme Court has assumed the jurisdiction of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the devolution jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It is an independent institution, presided over by twelve independently appointed judges, known as Justices of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was officially opened at the start of the legal year in October 2009. Website: www.supremecourt.gov.uk/
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R (on the application of ST (Eritrea)) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

21 March 2012 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law

Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v. AP (Appellant)

16 June 2010 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law

Ahmed Mahad (previously referred to as AM) (Ethiopia) v. Entry Clearance Officer; Sahro Ali (previously referred to as SA) (Somalia) and Amal Wehelia (previously referred to as AW) (Somalia) v. Entry Clearance Officer; Malyun Ismail (previously referred to as MI) (Somalia) and Khadra Abdillahi (previously referred to as KA) (Somalia) v. Entry Clearance Officer; Vettivetpillai Sakthivel (previously referred to as VS) (Sri Lanka) v. Entry Clearance Officer; Abdi-Malik Muhumed (previously referred to as AM (No. 2)) (Somalia) v. Entry Clearance Officer

16 December 2009 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law

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