*AP (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Leave to enter. The appellant Indian national appealed against the refusal of entry clearance. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held that the causal connection between the historic injustice, namely, the effect of the policy removing the unrestricted right of entry for British overseas citizens from 1968 to 2003, and the appellant's circumstances had been established, notwithstanding the lacuna in the evidence. The courts should not be unduly rigorous in the application of the causation test, given that its significance was to redress the historic injustice. Accordingly, it was declared that the appellant was entitled to entry clearance.

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