Court of Appeal ends fast tracking of asylum appeals

The Court of Appeal has lifted the stay on the Order made by Nicol J declaring that the Fast Track Appeals Rules are ultra vires and granting an order quashing them in Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015] EWHC 1689 (Admin) (12 June 2015)

In that judgment, Mr Justice Nicol quashed the procedural rules governing the Detained Fast Track asylum appeals, having found that the Fast Track Rules ‘do incorporate structural unfairness’ and were therefore unlawful.

However, he granted the government a stay on the Order until the government’s appeal is heard, on the grounds of the inconvenience to the government of suspending the process.  This stay has now been lifted.

This means that until the Court of Appeal decides the Lord Chancellor’s appeal against Nicol J’s judgement, no appeals can be determined through the DFT.

This is the link to Detention Action’s press release: http://detentionaction.org.uk/breaking-news-court-of-appeal-ends-fast-tracking-of-asylum-appeals

This is the link to the report on BBC news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33285443

 

Doughty Street’s Charlotte Kilroy acts on behalf of Detention Action along together with Sonal Ghelani at the Migrant’s Law Project and Nathalie Lieven QC.

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