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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

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

SZ and JM (Christians - FS Confirmed) Iran v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Conditions for Christians in Iran have not deteriorated sufficiently to necessitate a change in the guidance in FS and Others (Iran - Christian Converts) Iran CG [2004] UKIAT 00303 Iran. For some converts to sacrament-based churches the conditions may be such that they could not reasonably be expected to return and their cases must be considered on HJ (Homosexuality: Reasonably Tolerating Living Discreetly) Iran [2008] UKAIT 00044 grounds.
It remains to be seen whether the proposed inclusion of apostasy in the amended criminal code will make a material difference. The amendments to the code are part of a wholesale change in the criminal law and not solely aimed at converts. The proposals are still before Parliament.
'Proselytising' and 'evangelising' are not terms of art and distinctions should not be drawn between them.

12 November 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Catholic - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Evangelical - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

OM (Returning Citizens - Minorities - Religion) Uzbekistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

23 May 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Muslim - Passports - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Uzbekistan

NS (Iraq: Perceived Collaborator: Relocation) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

11 April 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AH (Failed Asylum Seekers - Involuntary Returns) Eritrea v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

27 November 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Involuntary repatriation - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

LM (Educated Women - Chaldo-Assyrians - Risk) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

26 July 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Effective protection - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Women-at-risk | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MG (Christians, Including Coptic Christians) Sudan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

20 April 2006 | 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) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Sudan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

RA (Christians) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

22 April 2005 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Catholic - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AR (Christians - Risk in Kabul) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Field House on 10 November 2004. The decision was replaced by NM (Christian Converts) Afghanistan CG [2009] UKAIT 00045 in respect to the treatment of Muslims who have converted to Christianity.

4 February 2005 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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