R v Asfaw (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in asylum, law reports by sally

R v Asfaw (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening)[2008] UKHL 31; [2008] WLR (D) 165

A refugee, who arrived in the United Kingdom directly from the country of persecution in transit to a country of preferred refuge, was entitled to the protection from prosecution provided by art 31(1) of the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees when, in attempting to leave the United Kingdom after a short stop-over she presented false documentation to the airline for onward travel to her intended sanctuary.”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2008

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