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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 65: Acts made unlawful by section 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998

203.This section creates a new right of appeal on human rights grounds. It provides for a right of appeal where someone believes that a decision under the Immigration Acts relating to their entitlement to enter or remain in the United Kingdom was made in breach of their human rights. Acting in breach of human rights in acting in a way made unlawful by section 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998. Under subsections (2) and (7) the right of appeal applies to decisions made by an immigration officer, the Secretary of State or an entry clearance officer.

204.Under subsections (3) to (5) the adjudicator or Tribunal has the power to consider, and allow the appeal on the basis of, any relevant human rights issues which arise in proceedings on any appeal. The Act also confers jurisdiction on SIAC to consider human rights questions (paragraph 121 of Schedule 14).

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