Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 151 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 823 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Silber J

Representation Rembert De Mello, Satvinder Juss and Adrian Berry (instructed by David Tang & Co) for the first claimant.
  Manjit Gill QC, Rembert De Mello, James Collins and Adrian Berry (instructed by Sheikh & Co) for the second and third claimants.
  Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Angus McCullough (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
  Richard Drabble QC and Eric Fripp (instructed by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 10 April 2006


Immigration - Circumvention of immigration control - Sham marriages - Regime to prevent sham marriages - Person subject to immigration control wishing to marry other than according to the rites of the Church of England - Person having to apply to Secretary of State for certificate of approval to marry - Whether regime incompatible with human rights - (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004, s 19 - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 12, 14.

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