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Legal update for week 17th January 2019 to 23rd January 2019

Brand New Legal Update for the past week available here:

23/1/19 New CPINS India: country policy and information notes added 3 new documents: ‘Internal relocation’, ‘Actors of protection’ & ‘Country background note: India’

23/1/19 M.A. and Others v International Protection Appeals Tribunal, Ireland C-661/17 on the interpretation of Arts  6, 17, 20(3) & 27(1) of Reg 604/2013 in the context of Brexit, and the best interests of the child

23/1/19 New CPIN Pakistan: country policy and information notes added a new document: ‘Pakistan Shia Muslims’

23/1/19 Updated policy guidance Application for UK visa as Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) no changes are specified

23/1/19 Enforcement guidance Powers and operational procedure added a new document ‘Safeguarding and establishing lawful residence’

23/1/19 Information page EU Settlement Scheme: applicant information updated documents: ‘Using the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app’; ‘EU Settlement Scheme public test phase: applicant eligibility’; ‘EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence’; ‘EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital Service’; ‘EU Settlement Scheme: apply for an administrative review’

23/1/19 Updated lists Register of licensed sponsors: workers ; Register of licensed sponsors: students

22/1/19 ZS [2019] EWHC 75 (Admin) held that HO had unlawfully failed to publish its Dubs Amendment policy and breached its duty of candour – see case summary here

22/1/19 Updated guidance Short-term students stated changes: a list of these is set out on p4 of the guidance

22/1/19 CPIN Burma stated change: removed obsolete guidance ‘Prison conditions’, Burma, Nov ‘15

22/1/19 Updated guidance Administrative review: EU Settlement Scheme following changes made to the Immigration Rules on 21/1/ 19, the policy now clarifies that an application must be made while the applicant is in the United Kingdom.

22/1/19 Collection Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act final report due by end of March 2019

21/1/19 Article Law Commission launches consultation on simplifying the Immigration Rules

21/1/19 Step by step guide Apply to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU no changes are specified

21/1/19 Statutory guidance  Child trafficking advocates: early adopter sites updated referral form for England added

21/1/19 Article Permission granted for judicial review against 2018 Data Protection Act’s immigration exemption

21/1/19 Updated guidance Public funds stated changes: changed “Data Protection Act 1998” to “Data Protection Act 2018” & added link “Data protection and use”

21/1/19 Updated guidance EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit stated change: added link to further guidance

21/1/19 Updated guidance Victims of human trafficking: competent authority guidance stated changes are listed on p9 of the guidance

21/1/19 Guidance EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance stated change: added guidance on the second public test phase

18/1/19 Guidance Stay in the UK after it leaves the EU (‘settled status’): step by step no changes are specified 18/1/19 Updated list Assisted Digital service: England stated change: Bradley Stoke and Staple Hill libraries removed as they no longer offer the service.

18/1/19 Updated list European passport return service: England stated change: updated details for Calderdale

17/1/19 The Home Office v TR & Anor [2019] EWHC 49 (QB) detention of British citizens is not necessary unlawful where that status is not yet established, and the onus is on the British citizen to establish it

17/1/19 KS (Iran) [2019] EWCA Civ 6 dismissed asylum appeal as the FTT, while not expressly mentioning certain points,  had considered the relevant legal principles (including on internal relocation) and sufficiently explained its reasoning

17/1/19 Updated guidance 3C and 3D leave stated change: clarification that where an appeal is withdrawn and a new application is made, that new application does not extend s3C leave

17/1/19 Updated CPIN Albania: Domestic abuse and violence against women stated change: updates to country information, including information from the report of HO fact-finding mission of October/November 2017, and resulting amendments to the assessment

17/1/19 Updated CPIN Albania: People trafficking stated change: updated guidance to take account of new caselaw

17/1/19 News story Home Office announces repayment scheme for victims of modern slavery

17/1/19 Collection Modern slavery stated changes: added links to information about claiming back subsistence rates

17/1/19 Updated information Tuberculosis test for a UK visa: clinic in Sri Lanka stated change: telephone number updated

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23rd January 2019

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