Immigration Judicial Reviews: Resources, Caseload, and ‘System-manageability efficiency’

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This paper analyses statistical data concerning immigration judicial reviews (IJRs) since their transfer to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (UTIAC). The paper makes the following findings: (i) both the number and proportion of claims certified as Totally Without Merit (TWM) have increased; (ii) very few claims proceed to a substantive hearing; many are settled out of court; and (iii) the length of time claims taken to get to substantive decisions has increased. There is a discussion about caseload, resources, and judicial behaviour.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages11
JournalJudicial Review
Issue number3
Early online date31 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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