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Family visitor visa appeals abolished

02 Jul 2013, 09:45 by Priya Bakshi

Labels: appeal, barrister, human-rights, immigration, lawyer, race-discrimination, visa-appeal, visa-application

Applicants refused entry to the UK as a family visitor can no longer appeal the decision as of 25 June 2013. There will be no right to appeal
unless the appeal is on human rights or race discrimination grounds. 

Where a visa application is refused the entry clearance officer will send or give the notice of refusal to the applicant, which will list the reasons for the refusal. Prior to the change in the law, applicants could appeal the refusal decision and submit further information to support their visa application. Under the new law, any applicant refused entry can only now reapply for the visa. It must be ensured that this is supported by additional documents or a written explanation fully addressing the reasons why the previous application was refused. 

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Discrimination: Amnesty International v Ahmed

19 Aug 2009, 12:44 by Pauline Walker

Labels: constructive-dismissal, employee, employment, race-discrimination, race-relations

On 13 August 2009 the EAT gave its decision in Amnesty International v Ahmed (UKEAT/0447/08/ZT). The case concerned Ahmed, a Sudanese woman, who was refused promotion to the position of Sudan Researcher by Amnesty as they believed that such an appointment would compromise their perceived impartiality and therefore their effectiveness. She resigned and claimed for race discrimination and constructive dismissal.

In their judgment, upholding the original tribunal's decision the EAT stated that this behaviour constituted direct discrimination contrary to sections 1(1)(a) and 4(2)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976 as the decision not to appoint her was based solely on her ethnic origin and despite Amnesty's potentially justifiable reasons. (James v Eastleigh Borough Council [1990] 2 AC 751 applied). The claim for constructive dismissal failed.

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