Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 483 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 2651 (Admin)
Court: Administrative Court

Cooke J

Judgment Dates: 21 November 2002


Immigration - Asylum - Certification of claim as manifestly unfounded - Human rights claim - Claimant claiming removal to France would cause psychiatric deterioration and increase risk of suicide - European Convention on Human Rights, art 3.

The Case

Given that the higher risk of suicide, which, on the psychiatric evidence, would be consequent upon the claimant's deportation to France, would be comparatively short term in nature and that, in any event, the risk of suicide had by no means been established as a high risk, the expulsion of the claimant pursuant to removal directions issued by the Secretary of State upon certification of the claimant's claim for asylum as manifestly unfounded could not be considered as inhuman treatment contrary to art3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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