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AA, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 49 re Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

This is an appeal against unlawful detention in which the appellant’s position was that where the Secretary of State detained the appellant (a minor) in the mistaken but reasonable belief that he was aged over 18 the detention was unlawful … Continue reading

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RT (Zimbabwe) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 38

Can you require an asylum seeker to lie and feign loyalty to a regime in order to avoid the persecutory ill-treatment to which he would otherwise be subjected? The question was answered in this judgement-where four asylum seekers (RT, SM, … Continue reading

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