Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 20 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Civ 339
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, Keene and Wilson LJJ

Representation Melanie Plimmer (instructed by Howells, Sheffield) for the claimant.
  Susan Chan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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