Tomlinson and Karemba: Tribunal Justice, Brexit, and Digitalisation Immigration Appeals in the First-tier Tribunal

The Public Law Project’s research department has published an article (attached above) which surveys operations of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The article has been published in the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. It carries findings from the Brexit, Immigration and Administrative Justice Project which show the increasing marginalisation of the First-tier Tribunal within the landscape of immigration administrative justice. Notwithstanding this trend, the authors defend the ideal of justice provided by tribunals in the administration of immigration law and policy. They argue that the combination of HMCTS’s digitalisation programme¬†and changes to immigration law and policy as a result of Brexit require us to rethink the position of the First-tier Tribunal in this respect.

PLP welcomes enquiries on the article, (or on the wider Brexit, Immigration, and Administrative Justice Project) from stakeholders with an interest in all aspects of immigration law and policy. Please direct all enquiries to the lead researcher on the Project, Byron Karemba: