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Introduction to UK immigration law and becoming an immigration advisor
Introduction to UK immigration law and becoming an immigration advisor

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8 Consolidation

This session explored the links between immigration law and human rights, and the intersection between them.

The learning outcomes for this session were as follows:

  • Knowledge and understanding of:
    • Human Rights Act 1998
    • international human rights provisions
    • Government policy and influences.
  • Practical and professional skills of:
    • applying legal provisions appropriately
    • communication
    • locating and assessing relevant information (digital literacy skills).

If you feel that you have not achieved any of these learning outcomes, then please revisit the relevant section.

Activity 5: Human rights and immigration law

Timing: Allow about 30 minutes

Read the article ‘Immigration and Article 8: what did we learn in 2019?’ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Spencer, 2020). As you read, think about the style of communication adopted, as well as the content. Note down your thoughts in the space below.

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Immigration advisers encounter a wide and varied range of communications, such as communications with clients, updates, course materials, Government policy, regulation, legislation or articles. Some will be clear and concise; others will be complex and lengthy, taking time to work through and understand. Some you will need to read more than once.

This article was chosen because it provides a concise summary written by a specialist in the field and their trainee. It explores cases decisions and relates them back to immigration law, while providing an opinion on court decisions. The style is denser than what is used on this course.

Being able to manage different sources of information and explain them is key to the role of an immigration adviser. This course assists you in developing those skills, as well as preparation for the OISC Level 1 exam. (The course reader will also help you because it summarises key areas of immigration law.)

Practice is key, be it in your communications with clients or in reading and summarising relevant information, including legislation and the Home Office rules.

Now it’s time to move on to Session 4.