Subject: Immigration and Asylum Law
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  1. A v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 1502 ) [2003] 2 WLR 564, [2003] 1 All ER 816, [2004] QB 335
  2. A v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 175 ) [2003] All ER (D) 151
  3. Abdi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1995] EWCA Civ 27 ) [1996] Imm AR 148
  4. Abdulaziz, Cabales and Balkandali v United Kingdom (Applications 9214/80, 9473/81, 9474/81) (BAILII: [1985] ECHR 7 ) [1985] EHRR 471, (1985) 7 EHRR 471
  5. AE v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 1032 ) [2003] INLR 475, [2004] QB 531, [2004] 2 WLR 123, [2003] Imm AR 609
  6. Ahmed (Tanveer) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] UKIAT 00439 ) [2002] UKIAT 439, 2002 Imm AR 318, [2002] INLR 345, [2002] Imm AR 318
  7. Ahmed v Austria (Application 25964/94) (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 63 ) (1997) 24 EHRR 278, [1998] INLR 65, 24 EHRR 278
  8. Alexander v Immigration Appeal Tribunal (BAILII: [1982] UKHL 11 ) [1982] Imm AR 50, [1982] 1 WLR 1076, [1982] 2 All ER 766
  9. Amuur v France (Application 19776/92) (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 25 ) 22 EHRR 533, (1996) 22 EHRR 533
  10. Arshad v Secretary of State for the Home Dep (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 587 ) [2001] All ER (D) 240
  11. Aspichi Dehwari V. Netherlands - 37014/97 (BAILII: [2000] ECHR 172 ) (2001) 29 EHRR CD74, (2001) 29 EHRR 74
  12. Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corp (BAILII: [1947] EWCA Civ 1 ) [1947] 2 All ER 680, [1948] 1 KB 223
  13. Aydin v Turkey (Application 23178/94) (BAILII: [1997] ECHR 75 ) (1998) 25 EHRR 251, 3 BHRC 300
  14. B v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 158 ) [2000] 2 CMLR 1086, [2000] INLR 361, [2000] Imm AR 478
  15. Beldjoudi v France (Application 12083/86) (BAILII: [1992] ECHR 42 ) (1992) 14 EHRR 801
  16. Belgian Linguistics Case (No 2) (Applications 1474/62, 1691/62, 1769/63, 1994/63, 2126/64 and 1677/62) (BAILII: [1967] ECHR 1 ) (1979-80) 1 EHRR 241
  17. Bensaid v United Kingdom (Application 44599/98) (BAILII: [2001] ECHR 82 ) [2001] INLR 325, (2001) 33 EHRR 10, 11 BHRC 297
  18. Bernard v France - 22885/93 (BAILII: [1998] ECHR 31 ) (2000) 30 EHRR 808, [1998] HRCD 471
  19. Berrehab v Netherlands (Application 10730/84) (BAILII: [1988] ECHR 14 ) (1988) 11 EHRR 322
  20. Boughanemi v France (Application 22070/93) (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 19 ) (1996) 22 EHRR 228, 22 EHRR 228
  21. Boultif v Switzerland (Application 54273/00) (BAILII: [2001] ECHR 497 ) [2001] Fam Law 875, [2001] 2 FLR 1228, (2001) 33 EHRR 50
  22. Boyle v United Kingdom (Application 16580/90) (BAILII: [1994] ECHR 9 ) (1995) 19 EHRR 179, [1994] 2 FCR 822
  23. Brown v Stott (Procurator Fiscal Dunfermline) (BAILII: [2000] UKPC D3 ) [2001] 2 All ER 97, [2001] 2 WLR 817, [2003] 1 AC 681, [2001] RTR 121
  24. Bugdaycay v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1986] UKHL 3 ) [1987] AC 514, [1987] 1 All ER 940
  25. Campbell and Cosans v United Kingdom (Application 7511/76) (BAILII: [1982] ECHR 1 )
  26. Canaj v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Vallaj v Special Adjudicator (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 782 ) [2001] All ER (D) 322, [2001] INLR 342
  27. Chahal v United Kingdom (Application 22414/93) (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 54 ) 23 EHRR 413, (1997) 23 EHRR 413, 1 BHRC 405
  28. Costello-Roberts v United Kingdom (Application 13134/87) (BAILII: [1993] ECHR 16 ) (1993) 19 EHRR 112, [1994] 1 FCR 65
  29. Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service (BAILII: [1984] UKHL 9 ) [1985] ICR 14, [1984] 3 All ER 935, [1985] AC 374, [1984] 3 WLR 1174, [1985] IRLR 28
  30. Cruz Varas v Sweden (Application 15576/89) (BAILII: [1991] ECHR 26 ) (1991) 14 EHRR 1
  31. D v United Kingdom (Application 30240/96) (BAILII: [1997] ECHR 25 ) 2 BHRC 273, (1998) 42 BMLR 149, (1997) 24 EHRR 423
  32. Danian v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1999] EWCA Civ 3000 ) [2000] Imm AR 96, [1999] INLR 533
  33. De Freitas v Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture; Fisheries; Lands and Housing (BAILII: [1998] UKPC 30 ) [1998] 3 WLR 675, [1999] 1 AC 69, 4 BHRC 563
  34. Dehwari v Netherlands (BAILII: [2000] ECHR 172 ) (2001) 29 EHRR CD74, (2001) 29 EHRR 74
  35. Demirkaya v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1999] EWCA Civ 1654 ) [1999] Imm AR 498, [1999] INLR 441
  36. Denmark v Greece (The Greek Case) [1972] 12 YB 186 (ComHR)
  37. Douglas v Hello! Ltd (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 353 ) [2001] 2 WLR 992, [2001] EMLR 9, [2001] UKHRR 223, [2001] HRLR 26, [2001] FSR 40, [2001] 1 FLR 982, [2001] QB 967, [2001] 2 All ER 289, 9 BHRC 543, [2002] 1 FCR 289
  38. Dougoz v Greece (Application 40907/98) (BAILII: [2001] ECHR 213 ) 10 BHRC 306, (2002) 34 EHRR 61
  39. East African Asians v United Kingdom (BAILII: [1973] ECHR 2 ) (1981) 3 EHRR 76
  40. Edore v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 716 ) [2003] 3 All ER 1265
  41. Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association (BAILII: [1999] UKHL 42 ) [2001] 1 AC 27, [1999] 3 WLR 1113, [1999] 4 All ER 705
  42. Gardi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 750 ) [2002] 1 WLR 2755
  43. Gashi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1996] UKIAT 13695 ) [1997] INLR 96
  44. Gul v Switzerland (Application 23218/94) (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 5 ) 22 EHRR 93, (1996) 22 EHRR 93
  45. Gurung (Indra) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] UKIAT 04870 ) 2003 Imm AR 115, [2002] UKIAT 4870, [2003] INLR 133, [2003] Imm AR 115
  46. Haddad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] UKIAT 00008 ) [2000] UKIAT 00HX00926, [2000] INLR 117
  47. Halil & Anor v Davidson (BAILII: [1980] UKHL 13 ) [1979-80] Imm AR 164
  48. Hariri v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 807 ) [2003] AlI ER (D) 340
  49. Hasan & Ors (Dependent parent) (India) (BAILII: [1975] UKIAT 00001 ) [1976] Imm AR 28
  50. Hilal v United Kingdom (Application 45276/99) (BAILII: [2001] ECHR 214 ) (2001) 33 EHRR 2, [2001] INLR 595, 11 BHRC 354
  51. HLR v France (Application 24573/94) (BAILII: [1997] ECHR 23 ) (1998) 26 EHRR 29
  52. Horvath v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] UKHL 37 ) [2000] 3 All ER 577, [2000] 3 WLR 379, [2000] Imm AR 552, [2001] 1 AC 489, [2000] INLR 239
  53. Immigration Appeal Tribunal v Patel (BAILII: [1988] UKHL 14 ) [1988] 2 WLR 1165, [1988] Imm AR 434, [1988] AC 910, [1988] 2 All ER 378
  54. Ireland v United Kingdom (BAILII: [1978] ECHR 1 ) (1978) 2 EHRR 25
  55. Jabari v Turkey (BAILII: [2000] ECHR 369 ) [2001] INLR 136, 9 BHRC 1
  56. Jain v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] UKIAT 00579 ) [2000] INLR 71, [2000] Imm AR 76
  57. Kacaj v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] UKIAT 00018 ) [2001] INLR 354, [2002] Imm AR 213, [2001] UKIAT 01TH0634
  58. Kagema v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1996] EWCA Civ 927 ) [1997] Imm AR 137
  59. Kaja v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1994] UKIAT 11038) ) [1994] UKIAT 11038, [1995] Imm AR 1
  60. Karanakaran v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 11 ) [2000] Imm AR 271, [2000] INLR 122, [2000] 3 All ER 449
  61. Katrinak v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 832 ) [2001] 3 FCR 367, [2001] Fam Law 726, [2001] INLR 499
  62. Kaya v Turkey (Application 22729/93) (BAILII: [1998] ECHR 10 ) (1998) 28 EHRR 1
  63. Kesse v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 177 ) [2001] Imm AR 366
  64. Khan v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 530 ) [2003] All ER (D) 34
  65. Kugathas v Immigration Appeal Tribunal (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 31 ) [2003] All ER (D) 144, [2003] INLR 170
  66. Kurt v Turkey (Application 24276/94) (BAILII: [1998] ECHR 44 ) 5 BHRC 1, (1998) 27 EHRR 373
  67. Liversidge v Anderson (BAILII: [1941] UKHL 1 ) [1941] 3 All ER 338, [1942] AC 206
  68. Marckx v Belgium (Application 6833/74) (BAILII: [1979] ECHR 2 ) (1979) 2 EHRR 330
  69. McCann v United Kingdom (Application 18984/91) (BAILII: [1995] ECHR 31 ) [1995] ECHR 18984/91, (1995) 21 EHRR 97, 21 EHRR 97
  70. Mehemi v France (BAILII: [1997] ECHR 77 ) (2000) 30 EHRR 739
  71. Mehemi v France (No. 2) - 53470/99 (BAILII: [2003] ECHR 167 ) (2004) 38 EHRR 16
  72. MNM v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] UKIAT 00005 ) [2000] UKIAT 00TH02423, [2000] INLR 576
  73. Modinos v Cyprus (Application 15070/89) (BAILII: [1993] ECHR 19 ) (1993) 16 EHRR 485
  74. Moustaquim v Belgium (Application 12313/86) (BAILII: [1991] ECHR 3 ) (1991) 13 EHRR 802
  75. Nasri v France (Application 19465/92) (BAILII: [1995] ECHR 24 ) (1996) 21 EHRR 458
  76. Nhundu & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] UKIAT 00613 )
  77. Niemietz v Germany (Application 13710/88) (BAILII: [1992] ECHR 80 ) [1992] ECHR 13710/88, (1993) 16 EHRR 97
  78. Noune v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 306 ) [2000] All ER (D) 2163
  79. Oladehinde v Immigration Appeal Tribunal (BAILII: [1990] UKHL 11 ) [1990] 3 WLR 797;[1991] 1 AC 254;[1990] 3 All ER 393;(1991) 3 Admin LR 393
  80. Osman v United Kingdom (23452/94) (BAILII: [1998] ECHR 101 ) 5 BHRC 293, (2000) 29 EHRR 245, [1999] Fam Law 86, [1998] HRCD 966, [1999] Crim LR 82, (1999) 163 JPN 297, [1999] 1 FLR 193, (1999) 11 Admin LR 200
  81. Pretty v United Kingdom (Application 2346/02) (BAILII: [2002] ECHR 427 ) 35 EHRR 1, [2002] All ER (D) 286 (Apr), [2002] 2 FCR 97, [2002] 2 FLR 45, 66 BMLR 147, (2002) 35 EHRR 1, 12 BHRC 149, [2002] ECHR 2346/02
  82. R (Citizen of Columbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 1365 ) [2002] Imm AR 240
  83. R (on the application of Daly) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] UKHL 26 ) [2001] ACD 79, [2001] 2 WLR 1622, [2001] 2 AC 532, [2001] UKHRR 887, [2001] 3 All ER 433, [2001] HRLR 49
  84. R (on the application of Kariharan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (on the application of Kumarakuruparan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 1102 ) [2002] 3 WLR 1783, [2003] Imm AR 163, [2003] QB 933
  85. R (on the application of Kaur) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-192/99) (BAILII: [2001] EUECJ C-192/99 ) [2001] ECR I-1237, [2001] 2 CMLR 505, Case C-192/99, [2001] INLR 507, [2001] All ER (EC) 250, [2001] All ER (D) 238, [2001] 2 CMLR 24
  86. R (on the application of Mahmood) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 315 ) [2001] HRLR 14, [2001] 1 WLR 840, [2001] Fam Law 257, [2001] Imm AR 229, [2001] 1 FLR 756, [2001] UKHRR 307, (2001) 3 LGLR 23, [2001] ACD 38, [2001] 2 FCR 63, [2001] INLR 1
  87. R (on the application of Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWHC Admin 2554 ) [2002] All ER (D) 279, [2003] Imm AR 269, [2002] EWHC 2554 (Admin)
  88. R (on the application of Ullah) v Special Adjudicator; Do v Immigration Appeal Tribunal (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 1856 ) [2003] ACD 30, [2003] 1 WLR 770, [2003] 3 All ER 1174, [2003] INLR 74, [2003] UKHRR 302, [2003] HRLR 12, [2003] Imm AR 304
  89. R (on the application of Yogathas and Thangarasa) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] UKHL 36 ) [2002] INLR 620, [2002] 3 WLR 1276, [2002] 4 All ER 800, [2003] Imm AR 227, [2003] 1 AC 920, 14 BHRC 185
  90. R v A (BAILII: [2001] UKHL 25 ) (2001) 165 JP 609, [2001] UKHRR 825, [2001] 3 All ER 1, (2001) 165 JPN 750, [2001] 2 WLR 1546, [2001] HRLR 48, [2002] 1 AC 45, 11 BHRC 225, [2001] 2 Cr App R 21
  91. R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, ex p. Pinochet Ugarte (No 2) sub nom Pinochet Ugarte, Re (BAILII: [1999] UKHL 1 ) [1999] 1 All ER 577, [1999] 2 WLR 272, 6 BHRC 1, [2000] 1 AC 119, [1999] NLJR 88
  92. R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, ex p. Pinochet Ugarte (No.3) (BAILII: [1999] UKHL 17 ) [1999] 2 All ER 97, [2000] 1 AC 147, [1999] 2 WLR 827
  93. R v Director of Public Prosecutions, ex p. Kebilene (BAILII: [1999] UKHL 43 ) [2000] Crim LR 486, [2000] 2 AC 326, [2000] 1 Cr App Rep 275, [1999] 3 WLR 972, [1999] 4 All ER 801
  94. R v Governor of Durham Prison, ex p. Singh (Hardial) (BAILII: [1983] EWHC 1 (QB) ) [1983] EWHC 1, [1984] 1 WLR 704, [1983] Imm AR 198, [1984] 1 All ER 983
  95. R v Ministry of Defence, ex p. Smith (BAILII: [1995] EWCA Civ 22 ) [1996] 2 WLR 305, [1996] QB 517, [1996] IRLR 100, [1996] ICR 740, [1996] 1 All ER 257
  96. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex p. Abdi (BAILII: [1996] UKHL 9 ) [1996] Imm AR 288, [1996] 1 All ER 641, [1996] 1 WLR 298, (1996) 8 Admin LR 248
  97. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex p. Khawaja (BAILII: [1983] UKHL 8 ) [1983] 1 All ER 765, [1983] 2 WLR 321, [1982] Imm AR 139, [1984] AC 74
  98. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Adan (BAILII: [1999] 3 WLR 1274 ) [1999] 4 All ER 774, [1999] INLR 362, [1999] COD 480, [1999] Imm AR 521, [1999] EWCA Civ 1948
  99. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Adan (Hassan Hussein) (BAILII: [1998] UKHL 15 ) [1998] 2 WLR 702, [1999] 1 AC 293, [1998] 2 ALL ER 453, [1998] 2 All ER 453, [1998] Imm AR 338
  100. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Adan (Lul Omar), ex p. Subaskaran, ex p. Aitseguer (No.2) (BAILII: [2000] UKHL 67 ) [2001] 2 AC 477, [2001] Imm AR 253, [2001] 2 WLR 143, [2001] 1 All ER 593
  101. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Brind (BAILII: [1991] UKHL 4 ) [1991] 1 All ER 720, [1991] 2 WLR 588, [1991] 1 AC 696
  102. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Oladehinde (BAILII: [1989] UKHL 3 )
  103. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p. Thirukumar (BAILII: [1988] EWHC 1 (QB ) )
  104. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p.arte Sivakumaran and conjoined appeals (BAILII: [1987] UKHL 1 ) [1988] AC 958, [1988] 1 All ER 193, [1988] 2 WLR 92 [1988] Imm AR 147
  105. R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p.arte Turgut (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 22 ) [2000] INLR 292, [2001] 1 All ER 719
  106. R v The Immigration Appeal Tribunal & Anor ex p. Rajendrakumar (BAILII: [1995] EWCA Civ 16 ) [1996] Imm AR 97
  107. R v Uxbridge Magistrates' Court, ex p. Adimi (BAILII: [1999] EWHC Admin 765 ) [2000] 3 WLR 434, [1999] Imm AR 560, [2001] QB 667, [1999] 4 All ER 520
  108. Ravichandran (Senathirajah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1995] EWCA Civ 16 ) [1996] Imm AR 97
  109. Relating To Certain Aspects Of Laws On Use Of Languages In Education In Belgium (BAILII: [1968] ECHR 3 ) 1 EHRR 252, (1979-80) 1 EHRR 252
  110. Saad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 2008 ) [2002] Imm AR 471, [2002] INLR 34, [2002] ACD 59
  111. Secretary of State for the Home Department v Chiver (BAILII: [1994] UKIAT 10758 ) [1994] UKIAT 10758 (24 March 1994 )
  112. Secretary of State for the Home Department v Thirukumar & Ors (BAILII: [1989] EWCA Civ 12 ) [1989] EWCA Civ 12
  113. Selmouni v France (Application 25803/94) (BAILII: [1999] ECHR 66 ) 7 BHRC 1, (2000) 29 EHRR 403
  114. Sepet v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] UKHL 15 ) [2003] 3 All ER 304, [2003] Imm AR 428, [2003] 1 WLR 856, 14 BHRC 238, [2003] INLR 322
  115. Shala v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 233 ) [2003] All ER (D) 407
  116. Sivakumar (R v Secretary of State for the Home Department; ex parte Sivakumar) (BAILII: [2001] EWCA Civ 1196 ) [2002] INLR 310
  117. Skenderaj v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 567 ) [2002] 4 All ER 555
  118. Smith and Grady v United Kingdom (Applications 33985/96 and 33986/96) (BAILII: [1999] ECHR 72 ) [1999] IRLR 734, [1999] ECHR 33985/96, (1999) 29 EHRR 493
  119. Smith And Grady v United Kingdom (Article 41) - 33985/96; 33986/96 (BAILII: [2000] ECHR 384 ) (2001) 31 EHRR 24
  120. Soering v United Kingdom (Application 14038/88) (BAILII: [1989] ECHR 14 ) (1989) 11 EHRR 439
  121. Steel & Ors v. United Kingdom - 24838/94 (BAILII: [1998] ECHR 95 ) [1998] HRCD 872;(1999) 28 EHRR 603;5 BHRC 339
  122. Svazas v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [2002] EWCA Civ 74 ) [2002] 1 WLR 1891
  123. Tan Te Lam v Superintendent of Tai A Chau Detention Centre (BAILII: [1996] UKPC 5 ) [1996] 4 All ER 256, [1997] AC 97
  124. Tyrer v United Kingdom (Application 5856/72) (BAILII: [1978] ECHR 2 ) (1978) 2 EHRR 1
  125. Vilvarajah v United Kingdom (Application 13163/87) (BAILII: [1991] ECHR 47 ) (1991) 14 EHRR 60, (1991) 14 EHRR 248, (1992) 14 EHRR 248
  126. X, Y and Z v United Kingdom - 21830/93 (BAILII: [1997] ECHR 20 ) (1998) 39 BMLR 128, [1997] Fam Law 605, (1997) 24 EHRR 143, [1997] 3 FCR 341, [1997] 2 FLR 892
  127. Zaman (Dependent parent) (Pakistan) (BAILII: [1973] UKIAT 00001 ) [1973] Imm AR 71
  128. Zamir v Secretary of State for the Home Department (BAILII: [1980] UKHL 14 ) [1980] 2 All ER 768, [1980] 3 WLR 249, [1980] AC 930

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