PJ (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in asylum, documents, forgery, law reports, legal profession, Sri Lanka by michael

PJ (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1011;  [2014] WLR (D)  329

‘When local lawyers obtained relevant documents from a domestic court in relation to an asylum claim and thereafter transmitted them directly to lawyers in the United Kingdom, there was no basis in domestic or European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence for the general approach that there was a rebuttable presumption that documents so obtained were reliable, with the presumption capable of being displaced by evidence or submissions from the Home Secretary. Rather the jurisprudence did no more than indicate that the circumstances of particular cases might exceptionally necessitate an element of investigation by the national authorities in order to provide effective protection against mistreatment, although such a step would frequently not be feasible or it might be unjustified or disproportionate.’

WLR Daily, 18th July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

MP (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Tamils against Genocide intervening): NT (Sri Lanka) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2014 in asylum, law reports, refugees, Sri Lanka by tracey

MP (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Tamils against Genocide intervening): NT (Sri Lanka) v Same: [2014] EWCA Civ 829; [2014] WLR (D) 268

‘When formulating country guidance for Sri Lanka in relation to individuals likely to be in need of international refugee protection the Upper Tribunal had been justified in departing from the more generous UNHCR Guidelines in setting out what the risk categories were.’

WLR Daily, 18th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Tamils to be deported despite clear torture evidence – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2012 in asylum, deportation, news, Sri Lanka, torture by tracey

“The UK is to go ahead with a mass removal of Tamils to Sri Lanka next week despite mounting evidence from human rights group that many of them could be tortured on their return.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NA v United Kingdom (Application No. 25904/07)- Times Law Reports

Posted July 28th, 2008 in asylum, human rights, law reports, Sri Lanka by sally

NA v United Kingdom (Application No. 25904/07)

European Court of Human Rights

” The level of risk of ill-treatment in returning failed asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka was indicated by the fact that since 2007 the European Court of Human Rights has granted interim measures preventing the return of 342 Tamil applicants from the United Kingdom.”

The Times, 28th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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