Does deportation in the UK amount to “double punishment”?
We believe a question of principle to be at stake…. The principle is that of “double punishment”, or rather the discriminatory punishment imposed on a foreign national in addition to what would have been imposed on a national for the same offence…. it is our view that a measure of this kind, which can shatter a life or lives –…– constitutes as severe a penalty as a term of imprisonment, if not more severe.’3 QUESTION: UK LAW Critically examine the UK’s current approach to the deportation of foreign national offenders with long term residence. Does deportation in the UK amount to “double punishment”? This essay is a critical analysis of a contemporary contested area of immigration law. For all topics, you should illustrate your arguments with examples from UK immigration law. Must include arguments agreeing and disagreeing with statement analysing critically as to the reasoning. Provide UK case law and statue support. DO NOT: • List out the Law blindly without evaluating critically • Go over the word limit 3500 this is excluding the bibliography (10% leeway available of 3850 words) DO: • To some extent deportation in the UK DOES amount to double punishment • Then to some extent deportation in the UK DOESN’T amounts to double punishment • BOTH SIDES NEED TO BE DISCUSSED AND CRITICALLY • Explain why it amounts and why it doesn’t using evidence (Cases/statues) • Critically evaluate the pros or cons / any further evaluation that is relevant • Link to the question throughout the answer • USE CASE EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT • Critical thinking involved evaluating both sides of an argument and thus applying legal knowledge • Refer to the quotation given in question • Citation must be footnotes not in house citation (numbered citations) • Have bibliography OSCOLA REFERENCING STYLE