Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 20 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Civ 339
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Pill, Keene and Wilson LJJ

Representation Melanie Plimmer (instructed by Howells, Sheffield) for the claimant.
  Susan Chan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 4 April 2006

Catchwords

Immigration - Appeal - Reasons for decision - Immigration Appeal Tribunal - Adjudicator finding women and young girls in Ethiopia 'particular social group' deserving refugee status - Appeal tribunal allowing appeal against adjudicator's conclusion - Whether appeal tribunal and adjudicator giving adequate reasons for decision.

The Case

Whilst brevity was often a desirable characteristic of judgments, in the instant asylum appeal it had been carried to a degree which was unacceptable. In the circumstances, the Immigration Appeal Tribunal's reasoning dealing with the issue of membership of a particular social group had been patently deficient, and as a result it had erred in law.

Practice Areas

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