Rainford, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 17 Oct 2008

The claimant had been in England since he was 11, and was now 38. He had been repeatedly convicted. He had challenged a deportation notice on a human rights basis. He now challenged a certificate that this claim was manifestly ill founded.
Held: The certificate was quashed. The respondent was wrong to say that he had already made a human rights claim. Section 94 (5) (b) clearly specifies that the act of removal from the United Kingdom to the removing country is a fact which can, and does, trigger article 8 claims. So that shows that it is the consequences of removal in the United Kingdom which can be relevant. The respondent had failed to take proper account of the position of the applicant’s family involvements and the impact which his removal would have on his children, partner and on his disabled mother. The respondent must consider the claimant’s application again.


Silber J


[2008] EWHC 2474 (Admin)




Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 94(3), European Convention on Human Rights 8


England and Wales


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