Category Archives: Asylum

‘Standoff’ in enforcement: Once given, an oral decision stands

PAA (First-tier Tribunal: Oral decision – written reasons) [2019] UKUT 13 (IAC) (10 January 2019) Arguably, nothing is more exhilarating in the tribunal than a judge allowing your client’s appeal in an oral decision by uttering “I will allow this appeal”. But … Continue reading

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Analysis of Country Guidance on Iranian Kurds

HB (Kurds) Iran (illegal exit: failed asylum seeker) CG [2018] UKUT 430 (IAC) (12 December 2018) Finding themselves trapped as minorities in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the Kurds are dubbed “a people without a country” and … Continue reading

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What is the correct approach to assessing medical evidence in asylum claims alleging torture?

The Supreme Court recently considered the correct approach to the assessment of medical evidence in asylum claims alleging torture. In KV (Sri Lanka) [2017] EWCA Civ 119, Elias, Patten and Sales LJJ held that the decision in KV (scarring – … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal holds that a ‘rolling review’ is acceptable

R (Spahiu) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2604 (28 November 2018) Adding to the vast expanse of technical judicial review litigation, this judgment concerns a protracted dispute between a failed asylum-seeker and the Home … Continue reading

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Standard of Proof for Statelessness is Balance of Probabilities

AS (Guinea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2234 (12 October 2018) The Court of Appeal has held that those asserting that they are stateless need to prove their case on the balance of probabilities. … Continue reading

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Section 67: Court of Appeal on UASC and Procedural Fairness

R (Help Refugees Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Home Department & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2098 (03 October 2018) So that they may properly challenge adverse decision-making by way of judicial review, the Court of Appeal has held … Continue reading

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Serious Breaches of Duties of Procedural Fairness and Candour by Home Office in Calais Children’s Cases

R (Citizens UK) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1812 (31 July 2018) These proceedings concerned Citizens UK’s appeal against Soole J’s decision that the expedited process adopted by the Home Office to assess the … Continue reading

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