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ZQ (Serving Soldier) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Birmingham, 10 June 2008 and Field House, 23 January 2009. NH (Iraq-Yazidis) Iraq CG [2004] UKIAT 00306 is no longer to be followed.

2 December 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Combatants / Former combatants - Country of origin information (COI) - International humanitarian law (IHL) / Geneva Conventions - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life - Security situation - War crimes - Yazīdī | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

PO (Trafficked Women) Nigeria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 6 November 2008, 7 January 2009 and on 13 January 2009. The decision was subsequently appealed before the Court of Appeal (England and Wales): PO (Nigeria) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 132.

23 November 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Effective protection - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Right to family life - Social group persecution - State protection - Trafficking in persons - Women-at-risk | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NM (Christian Converts) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

This decision replaces AR (Christians - risk in Kabul) Afghanistan [2005] UKAIT 00035 only in so far as it deals with Muslims who have converted to Christianity. The case summary in English has been prepared in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Harmonisation of European Asylum Practices Project (2010-2012), co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

13 November 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Evangelical - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MK (Lesbians) Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 24, 25 and 26 September 2008, and 26 November 2008.

9 September 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Mental health - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - SGBV - Sexual and reproductive rights - Social group persecution - State protection - Trafficking in persons - Women-at-risk | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MI (Hazara - Ismaili - Associate of Nadiri Family) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 18 December 2008.

28 August 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Hazara - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Ismaili - Non-state agents of persecution - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SR (Iraqi Arab Christian: Relocation to KRG) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 6 November 2008.

31 July 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

FS (Treatment of Expert Evidence) Somalia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 20 November 2008.

12 January 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ashraf - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Non-state agents of persecution - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AJ (Risk to Homosexuals) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 28 October 2008.

5 January 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Non-state agents of persecution - Pashtun - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Prosecution vs persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

FB (Lone Women - PSG - Internal Relocation - AA (Uganda) Considered) Sierra Leone v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at: Field House on 19 June and 23 July 2008.

27 November 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Forced marriage - Harmful traditional practices - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Social group persecution - Women-at-risk | Countries: Sierra Leone - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SD (Expert Evidence) Lebanon v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Please note that the following apology has been published alongside SD (expert evidence) Lebanon [2008] UKAIT 00078: "During the period 24 September 2008 to 10 October 2008 we carried a case report which was cited as SD (expert evidence) Lebanon [2008] UKAIT 00070 in which criticisms were made of Dr Alan George. Due to an administrative error the report which was published was a draft rather than the AIT's final determination (which differed from the draft in material respects). The error has now been corrected and the final determination has been substituted for the draft. We sincerely apologise to Dr George for our error."

24 September 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Honour killings - Illegitimate children - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Lebanon - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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