||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 20 (Apr)
|| EWCA Civ 339
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Pill, Keene and Wilson LJJ
||Melanie Plimmer (instructed by Howells, Sheffield) for the claimant.
||Susan Chan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||4 April 2006
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.
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.
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