Administrative Justice System

R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1020

The judicial review proceedings concerned the lawfulness of the granting of export licences for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia by the Secretary of State (“SoS”), for possible use in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

Samuels v Birmingham City Council [2019] UKSC 28

In July 2011, the respondent (Birmingham City Council) informed the appellant (Ms Samuels) that her tenancy at a Birmingham leasehold was being discontinued, as she had failed to pay the required rent.

MA, BB v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 1523 

The case concerned the powers required by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (“PPO”) to discharge the duty to conduct an effective investigation following alleged breaches of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”).

Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. v. Mony Preap, et al. No. 16-1363 (U.S. Mar. 19, 2019)

The case of Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. v Mony Preap, et al (“Preap”) concerned the  temporal limit on the mandatory immigration detention of noncitizens released from criminal custody and the statutory interpretation of relevant provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”).

Box v. Planned Parenthood (587 US __ (2019))

The case of Box v. Planned Parenthood (“Box”) arose after Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (“PPINK”) filed suit against the state of Indiana, claiming that HEA 1337 unconstitutionally burdened a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.

R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others [2019] UKSC 22

These proceedings concerned whether section 67(8) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”) had the effect of “ousting” the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court over decisions of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”).

In the matter of an application by Hugh Jordan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2019]

These proceedings for judicial review arose out of the death of the appellant’s son, Pearse Jordan, who was shot and killed in Belfast by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary on 25 November 1992.

Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project [2017]

On 26 June 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear arguments for two cases related to President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning nationals from six countries from travelling to the US and suspending the admission of refugees.

Kiarie & Byndloss v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016]

Concerning removal from the UK pending appeal of an immigration decision, and fair and effective participation in the appeal hearing (Articles 8 ECHR)

PH and HH v Deputy Prosecutor of Italian Republic, Genoa; FK v Polish Judicial Authority [2012]

In a judgment delivered on 20 June 2012, the Supreme Court considered the interests of children of requested persons in joined appeals from European arrest warrant cases and confirmed that these must be carefully considered prior to executing a warrant.