Article 8 immigration claims
Produced in partnership with Ellis Wilford of The 36 Group and Eric Fripp of The 36 Group
Last updated on 16/10/2019

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Ellis Wilford of The 36 Group and Eric Fripp of The 36 Group provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Article 8 immigration claims
  • Article 8 ECHR—general background
  • Article 8 in immigration cases
  • Article 8 claims materials on Lexis®PSL Immigration

Article 8 immigration claims

completion-day'>IP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), transitional arrangements ended and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 (ECHR), which is incorporated into domestic law by section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), sets out a right of respect for private and family life. Every immigration practitioner needs to be able to identify when a client can rely upon Article 8 and to assess the related prospects of success.

This Practice Note summarises the background to Article 8 claims in the immigration context, and provides links to the series of Practice Notes on Lexis®PSL Immigration which consider the area in detail.

Article 8 ECHR—general background

Article 8 ECHR and related international provisions reflect the desire of the international community to create stronger international law protections for individual rights, after the experience of gross abuses of human rights during the 1930s and through to and beyond the end of the Second World War. Article 8 ECHR substantially repeats the terms of Article 12 of the Universal

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Defined by the European Union (agreement'>Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 as 31 December 2020 at 11.00 p.m.

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