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KB & AH (credibility-structured approach) Pakistan [2017] UKUT 00491 (IAC)

The ‘Credibility Indicators’ identified in the Home Office Asylum Policy Instruction, Assessing credibility and refugee status Version 3.0, 6 January 2015 provide a helpful framework within which to conduct a credibility assessment. However, any reference to a structured approach in relation to the subject matter of credibility assessment must carry a number of important (interrelated) caveats [...] Consideration of credibility in light of such indicators, if approached subject to the [..] caveats, is a valid and useful exercise, based squarely on existing learning.

13 December 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Legal Instrument: 2004 Qualification Directive (EU) | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of AS (by his litigation friend Francesco Jeff) v Kent County Council (age assessment; dental evidence)

11 September 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Benefit of the doubt - Burden of proof - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

11 July 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refugee identity documents - Travel documents | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chin and Another (former BOC/Malaysian national – deportation)

8 May 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration law | Countries: Malaysia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R. (on the application of Al-Anizy) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

25 April 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Family reunification - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Iraq - Kuwait - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of SS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ("self-serving" statements)

13 March 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ahmed and Others (deprivation of citizenship)

10 February 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law - Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

PP (female headed household; expert duties) Sri Lanka

31 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Single heads of household - State protection - Women-at-risk | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TG (Interaction of Directives and Rules)

30 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Tibetan | Countries: China - India - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BA (Returns to Baghdad) Iraq CG

23 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Return conditions - Security situation - Sunni | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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