*R (on the application of Akpinar) v Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber); Secretary of State for the Home Department v AV (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Immigration – Deportation. Two appeals were heard together because they raised similar issues as to the effect and application of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Maslov v Austria ([2008] ECHR 1638/03). The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the first appeal, as all relevant factors had been considered and there had been very serious reasons to justify deportation. The second appeal by the Secretary of State was allowed, as The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) had made no finding that had justified making different primary factual findings from those made by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

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