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AS (Somalia) (FC) and another v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from [2008] EWCA Civ 149.

17 June 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Family reunification - Pre-entry procedures - Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

RB (Algeria) (FC) and Another (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent); OO (Jordan) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent)

On appeal from the Court of Appeal (England and Wales): MT (Algeria), RB (Algeria), U (Algeria) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 808; and Othman (Jordan) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 290.

18 February 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Convention refugee - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Diplomatic assurances - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Exclusion clauses - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Jurisdiction - National security / Public order - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

On appeal from the Court of Appeal (England and Wales): [2008] EWCA Civ 14.

4 February 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Ashkaelian - Burden of proof - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Roma | Countries: Serbia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of Al-Jedda) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Defence (Respondent) [2007] UKHL 58

The court examines the applicability of English Law vs Iraqi law, whether UNSCR regulations and the UN Charter qualified Mr Al-Jedda rights under the ECHR, such that his detainment would not be a violation of Article 5 (1). The Secretary of State (SoS) also raised an new untested argument regarding where the appellant's detention was attributable to the United Nations and therefor outside the scope of the ECHR. Law reports: [2007] UKHL 58; [2008] 2 WLR 31; [2008] 1 AC 332; Times 13-Dec-2008 On appeal from the Court of Appeal: [2006] EWCA Civ 327.

12 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed forces / Military - Crimes against humanity - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Halil and Another v. Davidson

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3 July 1980 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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