Archive for the 'Gurkhas' Category

Gurkha veterans lose pensions test case battle with MoD – BBC News

“Retired Gurkhas have lost a High Court test case battle with the Ministry of Defence over pension rights.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkha pension case reaches court – BBC News

“Campaigners representing retired Gurkhas are going to the High Court later in a battle over their pensions.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkhas win final victory to stay in Britain – The Independent

“All Gurkha veterans will today win the right to settle in Britain following an embarrassing climb-down by Gordon Brown.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Home Office rejects all Gurkha residency test cases – The Guardian

“Gurkha rights campaigners today accused Gordon Brown of betrayal after learning that all five test cases of applications to stay in Britain have been rejected by the Home Office.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rules on Gurkhas ‘need rethink’ – BBC News

“The government must come up with a revised policy on Gurkha immigration rights, a senior Labour MP has warned.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government statement following Commons vote on Ghurkhas – UK Border Agency

“Border and Immigration Minister Phil Woolas made the following statement to the House of Commons.”

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UK Border Agency, 30th April 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Gurkha fury over limited living rights – The Independent

“They had, for generations, shown courage and sacrifice, fighting for Britain in countless wars. But yesterday the Gurkhas said they had been repaid by the Government with contempt and betrayal.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fury over Gurkha settlement plan – BBC News

“Campaigners have reacted with anger to new rules on the eligibility of Gurkha veterans to live in the UK. ”

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BBC News, 24th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.cou.k

New guidance for Gurkhas wishing to settle in the United Kingdom – UK Border Agency

“The UK Border Agency has announced new criteria which it will use to consider applications from former members of the Brigade of Gurkhas to settle in the United Kingdom.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 24th April 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

More Gurkhas can settle in the UK – BBC News

“New rules for former Gurkha soldiers will allow around 4,300 more to live in the UK, the Home Office has said.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkhas resume settlement battle – BBC News

“The government may be ‘humiliated’ into complying with a timetable to change its immigration policy on Gurkha veterans, a solicitor has said.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkhas demand government action – BBC News

“Former Gurkha soldiers who are fighting for the right to settle in the UK are seeking a High Court injunction to force the government to take action.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deal reached on Gurkhas’ right to settle in UK – The Guardian

“Thousands more Gurkha veterans and their families will have the right to settle in the United Kingdom in an agreement expected to be announced next week, government officials have confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2009

Gurkhas decision delay criticised – BBC News

“The government has been criticised for delays in producing a new policy on Gurkha veterans wanting to settle in the UK.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Limbu and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others – Times Law Reports

Regina (Limbu and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“It was irrational for the Secretary of State for the Home Department to rely on a discretionary policy relating to settlement entry for Gurkha veterans where that discretion could only be exercised in favour of indefinite leave to remain on the basis of restrictive express factors.”

The Times, 7th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R (Limbu and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others – WLR Daily

R (Limbu and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others; [2008] WLR (D) 304

“It was irrational for the Home Secretary to rely on the discretionary policy relating to settlement entry for Gurkha veterans where discretion could only be exercised in favour of indefinite leave to remain on the basis of restrictive express factors.”

WLR Daily, 3rd October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Gurkha veterans claim victory in court battle for UK visas – The Guardian

“Gurkha veterans who were refused visas to settle in the United Kingdom because they retired from the regiment before 1997 were treated unlawfully and the policy used to reject them was misleading, a high court judge said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judgement due in UK Gurkhas case – BBC News

“A judgement is expected in the High Court case of retired Gurkhas battling for the right to live in the UK.”

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BBC News, 29th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkhas need strong ties to stay in UK, court told – The Guardian

“Nepalese Gurkhas who fought with the British army but retired before their regimental headquarters moved to the UK from Hong Kong in 1997, do not have strong ties to the country and have no right to settle in it, a Home Office lawyer told a judge in the high court yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK owes Gurkhas ‘a special debt’ – BBC News

“Retired Gurkhas have launched their High Court battle for the right to live in the UK.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Actress at court ‘to see justice’ for Gurkhas – The Independent

“Actress Joanna Lumley brought a touch of showbiz glamour to the High Court today as she joined Gurkhas in their battle for the right to settle in Britain.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gurkha veterans’ toughest battle – for the right to live in Britain – The Times

“The old soldiers whose test case at the high court could open the door for up to 10,000 comrades.”

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The Times, 12th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ex-Gurkhas win High Court review – BBC News

“Ex-Gurkhas who claim they have been racially discriminated against by the UK government have won the right to stage a High Court challenge.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008

Surce: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkhas lose High Court battle over pensions – The Times

“Former Gurkha soldiers today lost their High Court battle over a pensions deal with the Ministry of Defence, which they say has left them struggling to live.”

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The Times, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Former Ghurkha faces deportation – BBC News

“A Nottingham man who served as a Ghurkha in the British Army for 15 years has expressed his anger at a decision to deport him.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gurkha-rights test case under way – BBC News

“An immigration tribunal is taking place which could help decide whether 2,000 former Gurkha soldiers in the Army have the right to settle in the UK.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk  

Gurkhas handed boost to pensions – BBC News

“Gurkhas will be given a “significant” boost to their pensions, the Ministry of Defence has announced.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

War hero gurkha wins visa u-turn – The Independent

“The Home Office has reversed its decision to deny a visa to a former Gurkha decorated with the Victoria Cross, it was announced tonight.”

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The Independent, 2nd June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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