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United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

The Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber (UTIAC) is a superior court of record and forms part of the Tribunals Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. Its purpose is to hear and decide appeals against decisions made by the First-tier Tribunal in matters of immigration, asylum and nationality. Appeals are heard by one or more Senior or Designated Immigration Judges who are sometimes accompanied by non legal members of the Tribunal. Immigration Judges and non legal members are appointed by the Lord Chancellor and together they form an independent judicial body. The former Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) was superseded by the implementation of the UTIAC in February 2010. Website: www.tribunals.gov.uk/immigrationasylum/utiac/index.htm
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MO (illegal exit - risk on return) Eritrea v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 25 February 2011.

27 May 2011 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Unlawful departure | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BA (Demonstrators in Britain - risk on return) Iran v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 5 and 6 October 2010. The conclusions of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in the country guidance case of SB (risk on return - illegal exit) Iran CG [2009] UKAIT 00053, on the risk of persecution for those who have exited Iran illegally, are followed and endorsed.

1 February 2011 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Persecution based on political opinion - Sur place persecution - Unlawful departure | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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