The UK government has introduced new regulations under which they can rule that an asylum claim is inadmissible. This means the Home Office does not have to consider the claim in the UK if they rule that another country – a “safe third country” – should in fact be responsible for your asylum claim.
The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a 2018 decision from the Court of Appeal that, prior to March 2017, the Home Office had been detaining people under the Dublin Regulations unlawfully.
Lawyers have successfully challenged the Home Office’s decision to try and return two vulnerable people to Italy.
This 2018 case in the Court of Appeal, Hemmati & Ors, looked at whether the Home Office had, prior to March 2017, been detaining people for the purposes of the Dublin procedure unlawfully.
The majority ruling of the court was that the asylum-seekers appealing had been held unlawfully and were entitled to damages.