Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED March 20, 2012

Immigration offences - Statute - Defendants being involved in conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

R v Kapoor and others: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lord Justice Hooper, Mr Justice Wilkie and Mr Justice Stadlen): 9 March 2012

The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing an appeal against conviction for conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration to a member state contrary to section?1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, held, inter alia, that for the purposes of section?25(2) of the Immigration Act 1971, an immigration law was a law which determined whether a person was lawfully or unlawfully either entering the UK, or in transit, or being in the UK.

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