Providing detailed commentary on the relationship between human rights and immigration and asylum law, the team addresses a number of core problems for immigration practitioners, and reviews the Strasbourg case law relating to the rights of aliens and their families. The first edition of this book was published shortly after the passing of the Human Rights Act and examined the initial experience of its workings in the domestic immigration context. Since then, the EU has emerged as the primary source of law in the field of protection, and this new edition addresses the changes this has brought about, as well the long-term impact of the Human Rights Act on immigration and asylum law. In particular the book considers developments in the areas of cross jurisdictional transfer, AIDs cases, suicide risks, and deportation with diplomatic assurance. Other significant developments addressed include cases on the detention of children, and a number of House of Lords decisions which have built on the rulings of ECtHR case law, such as Chikwamba v Secretary of State and EM (Lebanon) v Secretary of State.
Raza Husain QC specialises in public law with emphasis on immigration and human rights. He has appeared in many of the leading refugee, immigration and human rights cases in recent years, and has taught several courses in the field. He is a founding member of Matrix Chambers, where he now practises.
1. The Human Rights Act and the Immigration and Asylum Act ; 2. The Protection of Life, Bodily Integrity, and Human Dignity ; 3. Protection from Arbitrary Detention ; 4. The Protection of Family and Private Life ; 5. Procedural Rights ; 6. Discrimination ; 7. Postscript: The Implications of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 for Immigration and Asylum ; Appendices