“For a person to be eligible for subsidiary protection status on the ground that there was a serious and individual threat to his life, it was not essential for him to prove that he was specifically targeted, but it could exceptionally be sufficient for such a threat to be established by a high level of indiscriminate violence in the country in question.”
WLR Daily, 17th February 2009
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Closed material can be used in appeals against deportation
Court of Appeal
“When a person appealed against an order for deportation because he feared torture or ill-treatment in his home state, in scrutinising the case, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission was entitled to take into account closed as well as open material.”
The Times, 3rd August 2007
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“When considering whether an applicant was at risk of torture or ill-treatment contrary to art 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms if deported to his home state on the ground of national security the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC”’ was entitled to have regard to closed as well as open material in scrutinising the case under the statutory scheme. A person who had been recognised as a refugee could lose his status under art 1F(c) of the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees if he were guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations after recognition.”
WLR Daily, 30th July 2007
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