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Katsumoto

Read on, if you dare take the dragon's challenge.
Aug 4 '14
Jun 20 '14
Jun 20 '14
Fantastic infographic at the Guardian

Fantastic infographic at the Guardian

Jun 18 '14
"50. The clear message of the Upper Tribunal’s guidance is that a record of past LTTE activism does not as such constitute a risk factor for Tamils returning to Sri Lanka, because the Government’s concern is now only with current or future threats to the integrity of Sri Lanka as a unitary state; and that that is so even if the returnee’s past links with the LTTE were of the kind characterised by UNHCR as “more elaborate”. I respectfully agree with the Vice-President that that is a conclusion which it was entitled to reach. It is also clear that the Tribunal believed that “diaspora activism”, actual or perceived, is the principal basis on which the Government of Sri Lanka is likely to treat returning Tamils as posing a current or future threat; and I agree that that too was a conclusion which it was entitled to reach. But I do not read para. 356 (7) (a) of its determination as prescribing that diaspora activism is the only basis on which a returning Tamil might be regarded as posing such a threat and thus of being at risk on return. Even apart from cases falling under heads (b)-(d) in para. 356 (7), there may, though untypically, be other cases (of which NT may be an example) where the evidence shows particular grounds for concluding that the Government might regard the applicant as posing a current threat to the integrity of Sri Lanka as a single state even in the absence of evidence that he or she has been involved in diaspora activism."

MP (Sri Lanka) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 829 (18 June 2014) 

Sri Lanka in the Court of Appeal! Have only glanced at this and am dearly hoping Free Movement or someone does a nice analysis to help my feeble brain get my head around it, but the basic message appears to be: GJ is correct. This parting shot from ye olde Lord Justice Underhill may be helpful when dealing with caseowners who rely solely on a literal reading of the OGN when making decisions. 

Jun 8 '14
Jun 1 '14
May 22 '14

kierongillen:

Er… I did this.

The Wicked + the Divine is out on June 18th. If you pre-order before May 26th (i.e. Monday) you can guarantee a copy and make us all very happy. When I say “Us” I mean “Me.”

Apr 10 '14

most boring one yet, argues critic

(Source: audioboo.fm)

Mar 3 '14
Felt awkward on walk home earlier. Wasn’t until I got past Finsbury Park that I saw someone who wasn’t a fox. London frankly unrecognisable.

Felt awkward on walk home earlier. Wasn’t until I got past Finsbury Park that I saw someone who wasn’t a fox. London frankly unrecognisable.

Mar 3 '14
John Barry - Street Chase - 2003 Digital Remaster (Thunderball)

It’s my life! It’s now or never!

(Source: Spotify)