Meadows v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

 
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[2010] IESC 3

THE SUPREME COURT

Murray C.J.

Kearns P.

Denham J.

Hardiman J.

Fennelly J.

419/2003
Meadows v Min for Justice & Ors
UNAPPROVED
IN THE MATTER OF THE REFUGEE ACT 1996 (AS AMENDED) IN THE MATTER OF THE IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 AND IN THE MATTER OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) ACT, 2000

BETWEEN

ABOSEDE OLUNWATOYIN MEADOWS
APPLICANT / APPELLANT

AND

THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND LAW REFORM, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
RESPONDENTS

419/2003 - Murray (unapproved) Kearns Denham Hardiman Fennelly - Supreme - 21/1/2010 - 2010 2 IR 701 2011 2 ILRM 157 2010 IESC 3

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) ACT 2000 S5(3)(A)

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) ACT 2000 S5

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S17(1)(B)

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S5

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(6)

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(1)

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(2)

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(2)(F)

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(3)

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S5(2)

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S5(1)

KEEGAN & LYSAGHT, STATE v STARDUST VICTIMS COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL 1986 IR 642 1987 ILRM 202

O'KEEFFE v BORD PLEANALA & O'BRIEN 1993 1 IR 39 1992 ILRM 237

ASSOCIATED PROVINCIAL PICTURE HOUSES LTD v WEDNESBURY CORP 1948 1 KB 223 1947 2 AER 680

R v CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORTH WALES POLICE, EX PARTE EVANS 1982 1 WLR 1155 1982 3 AER 141

CONSTITUTION ART 34.3.2

BYRNE v IRELAND & AG 1972 IR 241

MESKELL v CORAS IOMPAIR EIREANN 1973 IR 121

CARMODY v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 2010 1 IR 635 2010 1 ILRM 157 2009/8/1838 2009 IESC 71

HEANEY & MCGUINNESS v IRELAND & AG 1994 3 IR 593 1994 2 ILRM 420 1994/10/3029B

ART 26 OF THE CONSTITUTION & EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY BILL 1996, IN RE 1997 2 IR 321 1998/18/6758

ART 26 OF THE CONSTITUTION & HEALTH (AMDT) (NO 2) BILL 2004, IN RE 2005 1 IR 105 2005 1 ILRM 401 2005/29/5927 2005 IESC 7

D (T) & ORS v MIN FOR EDUCATION & ORS 2001 4 IR 259 2001/5/1050

EAST DONEGAL CO-OPERATIVE LIVESTOCK MART LTD & ORS v AG 1970 IR 317

FAJUJONU & ORS v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 1990 2 IR 151

RADIO LIMERICK ONE LTD v INDEPENDENT RADIO & TELEVISION CMSN 1997 2 IR 291 1997 2 ILRM 1 1997/6/2117

JOWELL & LESTER PROPORTIONALITY: NEITHER NOVEL NOR DANGEROUS (JOWELL & OLIVER NEW DIRECTIONS IN JUDICIAL REVIEW 1988 51-72)

P & ORS v MIN FOR JUSTICE 2002 1 ILRM 16

O (A) & ORS v MIN FOR JUSTICE 2003 1 IR 1 2003/31/7267

R v MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, EX PARTE SMITH 1996 QB 517 1996 2 WLR 305 1996 1 AER 257

R (MAHMOOD) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT 2001 1 WLR 840 2001 1 FLR 756 2001 2 FCR 63 2001 HRLR 143

R v LORD SAVILLE OF NEWDIGATE & ORS, EX PART A & ORS 2000 1 WLR 1855 1999 4 AER 860

Z (V) v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 2002 2 IR 135 2002 2 ILRM 215 2003/49/12190

O v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS [BABY O CASE] 2002 2 IR 169 2003 1 ILRM 241 2002/3/501

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 5

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(3)(B)

LAURENTIU v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 1999 4 IR 26

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) ACT 2000 S5(2)(B)

RSC O. 84

ART 26 OF THE CONSTITUTION & S5 & S10 OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) BILL 1999, IN RE 2000 2 IR 360 2000/11/4122

CONSTITUTION ART 40.4.2

MCNAMARA (KILL RESIDENTS GROUP) v BORD PLEANALA (NO 1) 1995 2 ILRM 125 1995/3/1122

LOCAL GOVT (PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT) ACT 1992

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2003

SINNOTT v MIN FOR EDUCATION & ORS 2001 2 IR 545

EHRENREICH & BARR INTERSEX SURGERY FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING & THE SELECTIVE CONDEMNATION OF CULTURAL PRACTICES 2005 40 HARV CR-CL LAW REV 71

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 3

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S17(6)

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S17(5)

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(3)(A)

P (F) & ORS v MIN FOR JUSTICE 2002 1 IR 164 2002 1 ILRM 38 2001/20/5496

IMMIGRATION ACT 1999 S3(3)(B)

SHUM v IRELAND & AG 1986 ILRM 593 1986/4/1484

OSHEKU v IRELAND & ORS 1986 IR 733 1987 ILRM 330 1986/7/1474

BUGDAYCAY v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT 1987 AC 514 1987 2 WLR 606 1987 1 AER 940

N (BJ) v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 2008 3 IR 305 2008/45/9720 2008 IEHC 8

NASH v MIN FOR JUSTICE 2004 3 IR 296 2005 1 ILRM 503 2004/36/8241 2004 IEHC 356

HAUGHEY, IN RE 1971 IR 217

ROGAN FASTER HIGHER STRONGER? SECTIONS 5 & 10 OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (TRAFFICKING) ACT 2000 2002 10 ISLR 3

MOYNIHAN ANXIOUSLY AWAITING HEIGHTENED SCRUTINY: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN WEDNESBURY UNREASONABLENESS 2004 4 UC DUBLIN L REV 37

HOGAN JUDICIAL REVIEW, THE DOCTRINE OF REASONABLENESS & THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS 2001 6 BAR REVIEW 329

FLOOD v GARDA SIOCHANA COMPLAINTS BOARD 1997 3 IR 321 1998/6/1620

GRIFFITH THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF SIR JOHN LAWS 2000 63 MLR 159

R v CAMBRIDGE HEALTH AUTHORITY, EX PARTE B (NO 1) 1995 1 WLR 898 1995 2 AER 129 1995 1 FLR 1055 1995 2 FCR 485

R v CAMBRIDGE HEALTH AUTHORITY, EX PARTE B 25 BMLR 5

LAWS IS THE HIGH COURT THE GUARDIAN OF FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS? 1993 PL 59

DIKILU v MIN FOR JUSTICE & INTERIM REFUGEE APPEALS AUTHORITY UNREP FINLAY-GEOGHEGAN 2.7.2003 2003/12/2596

CAMARA v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS UNREP KELLY 26.7.2000 2000/4/1247

A (T) v MIN FOR JUSTICE UNREP SMYTH 15.1.2002 2002/1/19

KENNY v JUDGE COUGHLAN & DPP UNREP O'NEILL 8.2.2008 2008/33/7191 2008 IEHC 28

MCLOUGHLIN v O'BRIAN & ORS 1983 1 AC 410 1982 2 WLR 982 1982 2 AER 298

BAKER v CANADA (MIN FOR CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION) 174 DLR (4TH) 193 1999 2 SCR 817

M & J GLEESON & CO & ORS v COMPETITION AUTHORITY & ORS 1999 1 ILRM 401

ORANGE COMMUNICATIONS LTD v DIRECTOR OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION & METEOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS LTD (NO 2) 2000 4 IR 159 2000/15/5538

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S16(2)(A)

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S2

REFUGEE ACT 1996 S9(2)

CONVENTION ON THE STATUS OF REFUGEES & STATELESS PERSONS 1951 (GENEVA CONVENTION) ART 33

DE BLACAM JUDICIAL REVIEW 2ED 2009 338

COUNCIL OF CIVIL SERVICE UNIONS & ORS v MIN FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE 1984 3 AER 935 1985 AC 374 1984 3 WLR 1174 1985 ICR 14

CITYVIEW PRESS LTD & FOGARTY v CHOMHAIRLE OILIUNA & ORS 1980 IR 381

LYNCH, STATE v COONEY & AG 1982 IR 337

O'NEILL & QUINN v GOVERNOR OF CASTLEREA PRISON & ORS 2004 1 IR 298

O'BRIEN v BORD NA MONA & AG 1983 IR 255

GREENE & ORS v MIN FOR AGRICULTURE & ORS 1990 2 IR 17 1990 ILRM 364 1989/6/1577

CLINTON v BORD PLEANALA & ORS (NO 2) 2007 4 IR 701 2007 2 ILRM 81 2007/9/1805 2007 IESC 19

CINEMATOGRAPH ACT 1909

SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENTS ACT 1932 (UK)

R v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT, EX PARTE BRIND & ORS 1991 1 AC 696 1991 2 WLR 588 1991 1 AER 720

A & ORS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT 2005 2 AC 68 2005 2 WLR 87 2005 3 AER 169

BELOFF 'THE END OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE HOUSE OF LORDS 1982-2001' IN BLOM-COOPER & ORS (EDS) THE JUDICIAL HOUSE OF LORDS 1876-2009 2009 408-409

HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 (UK)

CRAIG 'SUBSTANCE & PROCEDURE IN JUDICIAL REVIEW' IN ANDENAS & FAIRGRIEVE (EDS) TOM BINGHAM & THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE LAW: A LIBER AMICORUM 2009

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 13

SOERING v UNITED KINGDOM 1989 11 EHRR 439

VILVARAJAH & ORS v UNITED KINGDOM 1992 14 EHRR 248

BENSAID v UNITED KINGDOM 2001 33 EHRR 10 11 BHRC 297

SMITH & GRADY v UNITED KINGDOM 1999 IRLR 734 2000 29 EHRR 493

R (DALY) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT 2001 2 AC 532 2001 2 WLR 1622 2001 3 AER 433

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 8

WHITE v DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL & ORS 2004 1 IR 545 2004 2 ILRM 509 2004/50/11423 2004 IESC 35

O'BRIEN v MORIARTY (NO 2) 2006 2 IR 415

MATTHEWS v IRISH COURSING CLUB 1993 1 IR 346 1992/8/2479

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2003 S3

K v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT; FORNAH v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPT 2007 1 AC 412 2006 3 WLR 733 2007 1 AER 671

IMMIGRATION LAW

Judicial review

Leave - Test - Human rights - Criteria courts should apply when reviewing validity of administrative decisions where constitutional or convention rights at stake - Whether established criteria for grant of judicial review correct test to apply in cases in which human or constitutional rights - Whether anxious scrutiny applicable where issues of fundamental human rights concerned - Proportionality - Reasons - Deportation - Leave to remain - Humanitarian grounds - Refusal - Constitutional rights - Principle of non-refoulement - Female genital mutilation - Judicial review - Decision - Reasons - Statutory considerations - O'Keeffe v An Bord Pleanála [1993] 1 IR 39, East Donegal Co-Operative Livestock Mart Ltd v Attorney General [1970] IR 317, State (Lynch) v Cooney [1982] IR 337, O'Neill v Governor of Castlerea Prison [2004] IESC 7 and 73, [2004] 1 IR 298, O'Brien v Bord na Móna [1983] IR 255, Greene v Minister for Agriculture [1990] 2 IR 17, Clinton v An Bórd Pleanála [2007] IESC 19, [2007] 4 IR 701, Radio Limerick One Ltd v Independent Radio and Television [1997] 2 IR 151, State (Keegan) v. Stardust Compensation Tribunal [1986] I.R. 642 Fajujonu v Minister for Justice [1990] 2 IR 151, AO & DL v Minister for Justice [2003] 1 IR 1, FP v Minister for Justice [2002] 1 IR 164, Baby O v Minister for Justice [2002] 2 IR 169 and Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill 1999 [2000] 2 I.R. 360 considered - Refugee Act 1996 (No 17), s 5 - Immigration Act 1999 (No 22) s 3 - Applicant's appeal allowed (419/2003 - SC - 21/1/2010) [2010] IESC 72

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