Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 304 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Simon Brown, Sedley LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Representation Hugh Southey (instructed by Purcell Brown & Co) for S
  Robin Tam (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002

Catchwords

Immigration - Leave to enter - Refugee - Asylum - Fear of persecution held by applicant for refugee status - Allegation of persecution by state agents - Appellant being imprisoned and ill treated for membership of illegal political party - Immigration Appeal Tribunal concluding appellant protected by criminal justice system - Whether tribunal in error.

The Case

The court gave guidance as to the questions an immigration appeal tribunal was to ask when determining whether an asylum seeker was suffering persecution at the hands of state agents.

Practice Areas

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