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R (Limbu and other Gurkhas representatives) v Home Office - High Court 30.9.08

The High Court (Mr Justice Blake) has ruled that Gurkha veterans who were refused visas to settle in the United Kingdom because they retired from the regiment before 1997 were treated unlawfully. Specifically, the instructions given by the Home Office to their ECO's (Entry Clearance Officers) are "unlawful and need urgent revisiting".

Five Gurkha veterans and a regimental widow sought judicial review of the refusal to grant them entry visas on the grounds that they had "no strong ties" to the UK.

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