Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Asylum ruling quashed by Supreme court

In a unanimous decision last week, the supreme court held that the High Court had wrongly refused injunctions halting the deportation of a Nigerian woman and her Irish-born child  pending a decision on their challenges of deportation orders and refusal of subsidiary protection.

The test case raises broad issues affecting other cases and shines a light on the result of delaying decisions asylum cases over a number of years.

In this case the court found that the interference of family life of four-year-old Daniel Okunade, who “knew no other country but Ireland” and who could not be culpable for long delays in dealing with his case, was enough  to allow the injunction.

With over 1000 asylum cases pending in this country, the supreme court determined that the “extremely complicated” and “cumbersome” laws regarding  deportation and subsidiary protection contribute considerably  to delays and add to the court’s difficulties.

Brophy Solicitors

1 comment:

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