Credibility now key assessment in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

ON MARCH 26, 2013, the UK Court of Appeal handed down a ruling in which it had occasion to consider the recent past and present position regarding Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The case is referred to as SS and others. In … Read more


Accelerated UK deportations: an update

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration

THIS is an update on recent news reports concerning current developments in the British government’s approach to failed asylum seekers from Zimbabwe. Those that have been removed or deported are primarily failed asylum seekers who have exhausted their appeal rights … Read more


UK court delivers important ruling on ‘genuine visitor’

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal has clarified the issue of a genuine visitor. In many visa applications, the majority of applicants would be seeking to come to the UK to visit family. Entry clearance officers are making it extremely difficult … Read more


UK legacy cases: Hope in the face of delays

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IN LIGHT of the fact that a number of people are still to have their immigration matters regularised and finally decided by the UKBA, I thought it important to discuss issues arising with regards to legacy  and any such outstanding … Read more


EU sanctions and Zimbabwe deportations

By George ChapwanyaImmigration, Legal

THE European Union has slapped sanctions against a number of countries recently. Sanctions have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the European Union supposedly to encourage the persons targeted to reject policies that lead to the suppression of human rights, of … Read more


UK Home Office has duty to act fairly

By Clement KulangImmigration

IN A determination promulgated on 13 January 2012, the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) held that: “Fairness requires the Secretary of State to give an applicant an opportunity to address grounds for refusal, of which he did … Read more


European economic crisis: Is it time to head home?

By Lance MambondianiEconomics, Personal Finance, Politics, Stock Market, World

AN EMERGING trend within the diaspora community in the UK points towards a gradual increase in the number of people who have, or are considering returning to Zimbabwe or emigrating to other countries as a result of the global economic … Read more


UK asylum ruling on Zimbabwe can be challenged: court

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IT IS significant and pleasing to note that the UK Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal against the current Zimbabwe Country Guidance case which had brought so much misery to Zimbabweans who have been seeking permission to regularise … Read more


‘Human rights’ cover for sanctions wears thin

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

THE day any country is permitted to make catastrophic resolutions about another nation and people fail to subject those resolutions to relentless scrutiny is the day humanity will go to hell in a wheelchair. As George Owell noted, “In time … Read more


UK Border Agency makes final call on Legacy Cases

By George ChapwanyaImmigration

READERS will remember my previous observations on how the UK Border Agency has been dealing with Legacy Cases and their promise that these will all be dealt by July 2011. In order to achieve this target, The Case Resolution Teams … Read more