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Paragraph 353 is the Gateway to Human Rights Appeals

R (Waqar) v SSHD (statutory appeals/paragraph 353) (IJR) [2015] UKUT 169 (IAC) (25 March 2015) This case exposes the conflict inherent in the system of appeals. Waqar argued that paragraph 353 of the Immigration Rules had been subsumed within the … Continue reading

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HC 1116 and ‘Abuse’ of Asylum by Syrians

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1116 was immediately condemned as “sickening”. Undoubtedly, the formula of a well-founded fear of persecution is wide open to abuse. However, in light of all the carnage that we have witnessed over the … Continue reading

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Asylum and Sexual Orientation: Lost Opportunities in the CJEU

Joined Cases C-148/13 to C-150/13, A, B, C v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie, UNHCR intervening, EU:C:2014:2406 (02 December 2014) As Lord Hope DPSC (as he then was) explained some years ago, the High Contracting Parties to the to the Convention … Continue reading

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Advocate General Sharpston: Charter Constrains “Verifying” Asylum Claimants’ Sexual Orientation

In her recent Opinion in Joined Cases C-148/13, C149/13 and C-150/13, A, B and C, AG Sharpston agreed with the view that “an individual’s sexual orientation is a complex matter, entwined inseparably with his identity, that falls within the private … 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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New Syria Country Guidance

KB (Failed asylum seekers and forced returnees) Syria CG UKUT 00426 (IAC) (21 December 2012) Once the beating heart of Arab nationalism, Syria is a country in ruins. After achieving independence in 1946, dozens of constitutions and cabinets came and went … Continue reading

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Child Asylum Seeker’s Detention Held Unlawful

AAM (A Child) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2567 (QB) (27 September 2012) This case has a lot of faces because the legal issues it raises are quite complex. There is a lot in the … Continue reading

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