Naidike, Naidike and Naidike v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago: PC 12 Oct 2004

(Trinidad and Tobago) The claimant was arrested following expiry of the last of his work permits and after he had failed to provide evidence of his intention to leave. As he was arrested he was also arrested for assaulting a police officer. He was not brought to court, and sought habeas corpus. An order was made for his deportation, of which he sought judicial review.
Held: As to the complaint about the lack of opportunity to make representations on the non renewal of his work permit, it was said that he had taken unpaid work as a pastor. He had not been given opportunity to make representations on that. Appeal allowed in part.
Lady Hale said: ‘The decision-maker has to balance the reason for the expulsion against the impact upon other family members, including any alternative means of preserving family ties. The reason for deporting may be comparatively weak, while the impact on the rest of the family, either of being left behind or of being forced to leave their own country, may be severe. On the other hand, the reason for deporting may be very strong, or it may be entirely reasonable to expect the other family members to leave with the person deported.’


Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood


[2004] 3 WLR 1430, [2005] 1 AC 538, [2004] UKPC 49






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Updated: 28 May 2022; Ref: scu.218713