Court of Appeal

MI (Palestine) in the Court of Appeal : Country Guidance in Article 3 Asylum and Protection Claims

The Court of Appeal last week gave an important judgment in the case of MI (Palestine) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 1782 that clarifies and confirms the test for claims made for asylum or humanitarian protection on the basis of Article 3 in situations where it is arguable that poor country conditions are the result of the “direct or indirect actions of parties to the conflict.” Previous caselaw that applied this test successfully to Somalia has now potentially been extended to Gaza also.

 The test as clarified by MI (Palestine)

In this case,

Court Upholds Cancellation of British Passports for Terrorism Suspects

The Court of Appeal has upheld the government’s right to revoke British Passports for individuals suspected of terrorism in the case of XH & AI v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 41. The case was heard in December 2016 and delivered several months later. A full copy of the judgement can be found here.

The Appellants, XH and AI both had their passports revoked in 2014 and received letters stating:

This letter is to inform you that the above passport has been cancelled and you are no longer permitted to use this document to travel to and from the United Kingdom.

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