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June 2014

Civil penalties imposed for employing illegal workers

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Civil penalties imposed for employing illegal workers Defences and questions of reasonableness The civil penalty regime was introduced with the inception of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (IANA 2006). The Act grants the Home Office the power to issue penalty notices against employers of foreign nationals who are working in the UK illegally. 1270 employers across the UK have been subject to civil penalties for retaining illegal migrant workers for a total value of…

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New versus the Old: Article 8

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Since the advent of the ‘new’ immigration rules, a prevailing assumption is that many Judges treat the previous Article 8 case law as redundant or superseded. However, two recent cases suggest that this may not be the case and that the ‘old school’ cases are still the main starting points in a court’s treatment of Article 8. In Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 72 (20 November 2013)…

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Human Rights and Case Studies

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Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights The article 8 of ECHR: Right to private and family life “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public…

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