Category Archives: Homophobia

Asylum and Sexual Orientation: HJ (Iran) Guidance ‘Not Given in a Legal Vacuum’

LC (Albania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UNHCR Intervening) [2017] EWCA Civ 351 (09 May 2017) HJ (Iran) [2010] UKSC 31 was a landmark judgment. The Supreme Court held that asylum should not be refused to a … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Rule of Law

R (Miller & Anor) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) (03 November 2016) Gina Miller says she brought these proceedings to preserve the rule of law. The businesswoman explains that when she … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Jamaica Generally Unsafe For Gay Community

R (Brown (Jamaica)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 8 (4 March 2015) The Home Secretary’s appeal to the Supreme Court, in relation to whether Jamaica should be included on the list of states designated in … Continue reading

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JB (Jamaica): Is Jamaica Safe For Homosexuals?

JB (Jamaica) Case ID UKSC 2013/0162 concerns the persecution of gay people and throws up the thorny question whether the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) is entitled by section 94(5) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act … Continue reading

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Free Movement Wins Jamaican Homosexual’s Case

Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) v JR (Jamaica), R (on the application of) [2014] EWCA Civ 477 (16 April 2014) This case tells yet another extraordinary tale of winning against impossible odds. The hearing took place on … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and Persecution: Analysing HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) v SSHD

The Nature of the Case This decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) can be viewed as a spirited effort by its judges to harmonise and converge Western jurisprudence arising out of the UN Convention Relating to the Status … Continue reading

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