Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Supreme Court allows tortured Tamil asylum-seeker’s appeal

KV (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 10 (6 March 2019) In a recent judgment given by Lord Wilson the Supreme Court unanimously allowed KV’s appeal, remitting the matter to the UT for fresh … 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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Parental Conduct and the Seven Year Rule

NS (Sri Lanka) and Ors concerns whether section 117B(6) of the 2002 Act permits parental conduct to be taken into account when answering the vexing question of the reasonableness of expecting a child with seven years’ residence to leave the … Continue reading

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Medical Cases: Asylum, Torture and EU Law

Case C-353/16 MP (Sri Lanka) v SSHD (ECLI:EU:C:2017:795) In this reference, the Supreme Court asked the CJEU to rule on the question whether a third country national, who had been tortured in the past but will not be tortured upon return, … Continue reading

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AG Bot: No Coverage for Mental Illness and Past Torture under the Qualification Directive

The annihilation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came at the cost of widespread human rights abuses and “unacceptably high” civilian casualties if not outright genocide. In MP (Sri Lanka) (C‑353/16, EU:C:2017:795), a reference from the UK Supreme … Continue reading

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Qualification Directive and Previous Torture: What is the Scope of Coverage for Mental Illness?

MP (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 32 (22 June 2016) Nowadays, the island nation of Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination. People from all over South Asia, and elsewhere, flock to marvel … Continue reading

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SSHD Required to Deal with Fresh Claims in Amended Grounds

ABC, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2825 (Admin) (25 September 2012)  It is no secret that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) makes mistakes. This case is about how the authorities breached … Continue reading

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