Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 230 (Jul)
Court: Administrative Court

Burton J

Representation Rasib Ghaffar (instructed by Leathes Prior) for the applicant.
  Ben Adamson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 15 July 2002


Immigration - Appeal - Reasons for decision - Asylum - Secretary of State refusing claim for asylum - Special adjudicator dismissing appeal against refusal - Special adjudicator relying on general evidence from US State Department and human rights groups - Whether procedure fair.

The Case

A Pakistani asylum seeker successfully applied for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal refusing permission to appeal against a decision of a special adjudicator; on the facts, the decision of the adjudicator was not supported by the evidence on which he had relied.

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