Now that Mugabe has fallen what now for UK based Zimbabwean asylum claimants?

On  21 November 2017, Robert Gabriel Mugabe resigned as the President of Zimbabwe, after maintaining a grip on power  for 37 years.


Following that resignation , the  burning  questions relating to  the future  political democratic  processes and upholding of the rule of law in Zimbabwe  are matters evidently up for debate,  perhaps  to become  clearer as time unfolds.


For now the biting question for UK based asylum claimants is this: how  does Mugabe’s  downfall impact upon  UK based Zimbabwean asylum claimants and failed asylum seekers?


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Risk of re-offending and denial of guilt: Court of Appeal dissects OASys Report, concludes EEA family member with permanent residence can be deported

The outcome in Kamki v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 1715 (31 October 2017) emphasises among other  issues, that  it may prove fatal to an appeal  if a  deportee does  not accept responsibility  in relation  to the offences in which he is found guilty and consequently undertakes no  relevant offender courses in prison or other work to address his offending behaviour. Such issues, in  an EEA deportation appeal go to the root of  the matter   as regards  whether the  Secretary  of State or Tribunal  may find  on that basis that the personal conduct of the person concerned represents a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat affecting one of the fundamental interests of society.

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