Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 130 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Kennedy, Buxton and Keene LJJ

Representation Manjit Gill QC and Nicola Braganza (instructed by Ole Hansen & Partners) for the claimant.
  Nigel Giffin (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2002


Immigration - Appeal - Reason for decision - Asylum - Secretary of State refusing claim for asylum - Special adjudicator dismissing appeal against refusal - Special adjudicator finding claimant facing risk of persecution but not for Convention reason - Whether adjudicator in error.

The Case

An application for asylum was dismissed on the facts; it had been open to the special adjudicator to find that the claimant's persecution by the Lithuanian police had not been for a Convention reason.

Practice Areas

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