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API/ July 2006 (re-branded Dec 2008)
ASYLUM POLICY INSTRUCTION

Article 8 ECHR

ARTICLE 8 OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (ECHR) CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................2 2. ARTICLE 8 ECHR............................................................................................................2 3. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON ARTICLE 8 ISSUES ..................................2 4. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN BREACHES OF ARTICLE 8 .................................4 4.1 Domestic breaches.....................................................................................................4 4.2 Foreign breaches ........................................................................................................4 4.3 Hybrid breaches...........................................................................................................4 5. THE RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR FAMILY LIFE ......................................................5 5.1 Family Life.......................................................................................................................5 5.2 The Meaning of “Family Life” for Article 8 purposes ...............................5 5.3 Close family....................................................................................................................5 5.4 Wider family ...................................................................................................................5 5.5 Nature of family life ....................................................................................................6 6. CONSIDERATION OF ARTICLE 8 FAMILY LIFE CLAIMS...............................6 6.1 Stage 1: Does the claimant have a family life in the United Kingdom? ...............................................................................................................................6 6.2 Stage 2: If (or assuming that) family life exists, will refusal / removal interfere with that family life - are there insurmountable obstacles to the family enjoying family life elsewhere?.................................7 6.3 Stage 3: If (or assuming that) there is interference with family life, is it in accordance with the law? ................................................................................9 6.4 Stage 4: Is the interference in pursuit of one of the permissible aims set out under Article 8(2)?................................................................................10 6.5 Stage 5: Is the interference proportionate to the permissible aim?10 6.6 Proportionality and certification of family life claims ............................13 Further enquiries: Contact APU, Apollo House, Croydon7. THE RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE LIFE ........................................................................................13 7. THE RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE LIFE..................................................14 7.1 Private Life....................................................................................................................14 7.2 Meaning of private life ............................................................................................14 8. CONSIDERATION OF PRIVATE LIFE CLAIMS...................................................14 8.1 Stage 1: Does the claimant have a private life in the United Kingdom? .............................................................................................................................14 8.2 Stage 2:...........................................................................................................................15 8.3 Stage 3: If there is interference with private life, is it in accordance with the law? .......................................................................................................................15 8.4 Stage 4: Is the interference in pursuit of one of the permissible aims set out under...
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