Marriage visa age challenge update

Back in January we reported that the Secretary of State was appealing against the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the ’marriage visa age case’.  We also explained why we think using blanket visa bans is in fact a rubbish way to deal with forced marriage.

By way of update, the Supreme Court (comprised of Lady Hale, Lord Phillips and Lord Brown) has now granted the Secretary of State permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgement.

Furthermore, following an application by the Secretary of State, the effect of the Court of Appeal’s judgment has now been stayed by the Supreme Court  pending the outcome of this appeal. This means that requests for reconsideration of cases or new applications based on the previous (COA)  judgment won’t now be dealt with until this appeal is finally determined. The case has been listed for hearing on 8-9 June 2011.  We’ll keep you updated…

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