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Luke Beck: The Constitutionality of Australia’s Offshore Detention Regime for Asylum Seekers: Two Very Recent Cases

On a far smaller scale that currently being experienced in Europe, Australia has had an issue with asylum seekers arriving on its shores by boat. The issue is politically contentious … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tom Mullen and Sarah Craig: The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential tenancies, bank accounts, driving licences, immigration officers’ … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Virginia Mantouvalou: Modern Slavery? The UK Visa System and the Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers

Cross-posted from British Politics and Policy. Since 2012 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK under very restrictive visa conditions. The Overseas Domestic Worker visa does not permit them to … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Steve Peers: The Draft Renegotiation Deal: EU Immigration Issues

Cross-posted from EU Law Analysis. This is the first in a series of blog posts about the draft deal on the renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership, tabled earlier today. … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: Protection of refugees who do not “live discreetly”

At the political level, Australia’s lamentable record of mistreating refugees is well established and is catalogued and critiqued elsewhere, such as by my colleagues at the Kaldor Centre for International … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alan Bogg and Virginia Mantouvalou: Illegality, Human Rights and Employment: A Watershed Moment for the United Kingdom Supreme Court?

Under what circumstances can the illegal work status of a migrant worker bar a statutory tort claim for race discrimination through the common law doctrine of illegality? Such a question … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Robert Thomas: Immigration judicial reviews

There is much current debate over judicial review, prompted in large part by successive government consultation papers. This note provides an overview of recent developments concerning immigration judicial reviews, which … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 6 Comments