*Johnson v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Deportation. The Supreme Court allowed the appellant's appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, to allow him to be deported as a 'foreign criminal'. The applicant, who was born in Jamaica and whose parents had never married, had been convicted of manslaughter. The Supreme Court held that it was not compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights to deny British citizenship to the child of a British father and a non-British mother simply because they had not been married to one another at the time of the child's birth or at any time afterwards.

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