Regina v Chief Immigration Officer, Heathrow Airport, Ex parte Salamat Bibi: CA 1976

Lord Denning MR said that: ‘Treaties and declarations do not become part of our law until they are made law by Parliament’.
Iin relation to the application of broad Convention principles in the context of immigration powers, he said: ‘I desire, however, to amend one of the statements I made in the Bhajan Singh case [1976] Q.B. 198, 207. I said then that the immigration officers ought to bear in mind the principles stated in the Convention. I think that that would be asking too much of the immigration Officers. They cannot be expected to know or to apply the Convention. They must go simply by the immigration rules laid down by the Secretary of State, and not by the Convention.’


Roskill LJ, Lord Denning MR


[1976] 1 WLR 979, [1976] 3 All ER 843


England and Wales

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CitedHurst, Regina (on the Application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v London Northern District Coroner HL 28-Mar-2007
The claimant’s son had been stabbed to death. She challenged the refusal of the coroner to continue with the inquest with a view to examining the responsibility of any of the police in having failed to protect him.
Held: The question amounted . .
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Administrative, International, Immigration

Updated: 05 May 2022; Ref: scu.272888