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Removal to Uganda blocked by Richmond Chambers

The High Court today ordered the UKBA not to remove one of our clients to Uganda pending consideration of her application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom on human rights grounds.

Last Thursday, the UKBA detained our client and issued directions for her to be removed from the UK on a flight to Uganda at 15.05 hours on Monday, 24 September 2012. Removal directions were issued despite the fact that in June 2012 we submitted a formal FLR(O) application for her to be allowed to remain in the UK on the basis of her established family life with a settled person and despite the fact that this application had not yet been determined.

On Friday morning we lodged an urgent application for judicial review in the High Court seeking an injunction prohibiting the UKBA from removing our client from the United Kingdom whilst her human rights claim remains undecided.

This morning we were able to inform our client that a High Court Judge had agreed to grant an order stating that she should not be removed – and that, in light of this, the UKBA had cancelled the removal directions.

Our client's application to remain in the UK on the basis of her human rights will now be considered in accordance with the UKBA's obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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