Tag Archives: Persecution

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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AA (Afghanistan): What is the Scope of the Tracing Duty?

The Supreme Court looks set to hear a trio of Afghan asylum cases next week. The fact that AA (Afghanistan) (Appellant) UKSC 2014/0081 and TN and MA (Afghanistan) (AP) (Appellants) UKSC 2014/0047 involve children does not detract from the truly … Continue reading

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Who is Altaf Bhai?

Altaf Hussain, or Altaf Bhai as he is infamously known, used to be a Chicago cabby. But these days he means different things to different people. A British citizen, Mr Hussain leads an ethnically motivated political organisation claiming secular and … 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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Resilience Rewards Congolese Asylum Seeker

SN, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1111 (Admin) (24 February 2014) This decision involves judicial review, asylum seeking, fresh claims, certification and the politically plagued postcolonial country of the Republic … Continue reading

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CJEU on the Qualification Directive, Homosexuality and Persecution

Joined Cases C-199/12, C-200/12, C-201/12, Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v X, Y and Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel The status of homosexuals is an extremely fascinating aspect of asylum and human rights law. Even in the freedom … Continue reading

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Fresh Claims and Freedom of Religion

ST v Secretary of State for Home Department [2012] EWHC 988 (Admin) (20 December 2012) Husayn ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, or Imam Husayn, was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Like the present predicament of … Continue reading

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