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More than 300 people who have signed an open letter to Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, urging her to grant asylum to an 11-year-old girl known as Jasmine who they state is at high risk of...
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On 1 July 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the matter of Villiers. The appeal, which was brought by the husband, centered on whether the English court has jurisdiction to make a...
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