PLP's Resources Library is an online database holding PLP's guides, conference papers, published research and reports, recorded presentations, policy responses, and many other items. You can search the items by clicking a category or a tag on the left, or using the search function. Please note the content from conferences, such as papers and audio, are provided for public law practitioners. Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events. PLP accept no responsibility for the contents of these items.
Resources tagged with "Immigration law"
April 5 2018 | Research
The research presented here focuses on the feasibility of developing access to legal aid through the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme, by setting up and running ECF projects in university law schools. This report contributes to PLP’s existing research undertaken in partnership with university law clinics,1 which seeks to develop knowledge and understanding about the opportunities that clinical legal education programmes offer for extending access to justice.
November 21 2017 | Case notes
Extensive note and judgment on [RLG] R(AT and ors) v SSHD. This judicial review in the Administrative Court concerns the unlawful removal of the Claimant AT following the unlawful refusal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) to accept his article 8 further submissions as a fresh claim.
April 13 2017 | Reports and reviews
The report uses illustrative case studies and data analysis to summarise and explain:
PLP's Legal Aid Support Project (LASP); Casework in welfare benefits, community care, and the Special Immigration and Appeal's Commission (SIAC); PLP's Justice First Fellows; Research and policy work; Training, conferences, resources, guides and publications ... and the PLP community!
The report finishes with a summary of our recent strategic review and its results;
a re-articulation of our vision, mission and priorities more suited to current challenges.mission and priorities.
Response to Immigration and Asylum Appeals: Proposals to Expedite Appeals by Immigration Detainees consultationNovember 24 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP views this consultation with considerable disquiet, as it appears to be no more than a renewed attempt by Government to introduce a new DFT, notwithstanding the rejection of its recent attempt to do so by the TPC and despite the evidential deficiency identified by the TPC not having been filled.
November 24 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This is a note prepared by PLP's Rakesh Singh for the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) on changes to the Home Office policy on when JR will not suspend removal. It has been included in the ILPA mailing for November 2016 and was part of a talk prepared for the working group on removals, detention and offences on 10/11/16.
November 24 2016 | Guides
Legal aid is vital to ensure that those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer are able to access to justice. Prior to April 2013, legal aid was generally available to separated migrant children for all immigration applications that they may need to make, e.g. for cases which raised either asylum or Article 8 ECHR/EEA grounds, or a mixture.
Now, with a few exceptions, it is available only for protection claims
November 2 2016 | Conference papers
The number and diversity of JR cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of the Administrative Court’s workload. The selection of cases here (from September 2015 to August 2016) necessarily reflects our personal choice, and no doubt there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised in chronological order.
July 15 2016 | Conference papers
This presentation looks at the core duties to investigate, identify, and protect; the source of those duties; and their application in situations where the police and the Home Office are most likely to come into contact with victims - enforcement action, immigration crime raids, police stations, prisons, detention centres, screening, immigration procedures, and visa posts.
December 2 2015 | Research
Sir Stephen Sedley and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have allowed us to publish the introduction to Lions under the Throne, Essays on the History of English Public Law. The first part of this chapter sketches the early growth of English public law. The second part tries to describe what it was like to be involved in the modern take-off of public law as it roused itself from its long sleep.
November 6 2015 | Conference papers
There are no enforceable economic, social or cultural rights in the UK. Although the UK has ratified ICESCR it has not been incorporated into domestic law and the ECHR is of course primarily concerned with civil and political rights. Therefore it is generally uncontroversial that there are no rights to state benefits or social security in the UK. The attempts that have been made to infer such rights under ECHR have largely failed.
July 1 2015 | Conference papers
This paper covers some of the key issues that arise in private law immigration detention claims, as opposed to public law claims. It is not exhaustive but aims to provide an overview of the points that lawyers bringing civil claims need to be aware of. The session is intended to be discursive and we are happy to deal with any questions or conundrums as we go along, either arising out of the areas covered below, or relating to other issues that come up in immigration detention civil claims.
October 20 2014 | Conference papers
The European Charter on Fundamental Rights is increasingly being relied on in judicial review. However there is some confusion about what it is and when it can be relied upon. This talk / paper will attempt to clarify some of the key issues.
August 14 2014 | Conference papers
This presentation and related materials cover the use of judicial review in immigration cases, including:
• The implications of the transfer of most immigration judicial reviews to the Upper Tribunal
• The increasing use of judicial review as the only remedy in cases where clients have no right of appeal
• The use of strategic judicial review litigation to challenge the new interpretation of and validity of the new immigration rules post 9 July 2012 (including in relation to Article 8)
• Major changes in the field which will be wrought when the Immigration Act 2014 comes fully into force
July 31 2014 | Guides
The purpose of this guide is to assist voluntary organisations working with destitute migrant families to identify which families can access support from social services. The guide is intended to help advisers advocate on behalf of their clients and to know when to refer a case to a solicitor. This guide is not intended to be a substitute for specialist legal advice.
June 4 2013 | Conference papers
Transfer of judicial to the Upper Tribunal in immigration cases is currently limited by statute but, since late 2011, all 'fresh claim' judicial reviews have been transferred to the UT, and many judicial reviews of social services' age assessments are also transferred there. This paper looks at the procedure and practical implications of judicial reviews being considered in the Upper Tribunal (IAC) regarding age assessments.
April 6 2013 | Conference papers
This paper reviews the most important cases of the past year, and considers their impact on case law and implications for future appellants.Review of the most important cases of the past year, consideration of their impact on case law and implications for future appellants.
October 15 2012 | Conference papers
An update on Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) including a consideration of recent approaches to age assessments and fresh claims and proposals for all immigration judicial reviews to be transferred to the Upper Tribunal.
September 25 2012 | Conference papers
This presentations looks at the development of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the context of immigration law.
October 13 2011 | Conference papers
This paper looks at public law interventions in light of Cart and AK.