Part of the British Nationality Act 1981 found incompatible with human rights law

It is said to be a wise child who knows his own father. It might be thought, having read the facts of this case, that it is an even wiser child who knows who is deemed to be her father for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981… The opening lines of K (A Child) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1834 (Admin) ring true in today’s world of complicated social structures and even more complex law. In this recent judicial review decision, the High Court found that section 50(9A) of the British Nationality Act 1981 is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on…

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