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United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts for the following districts:

District of Delaware
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Western District of Pennsylvania

It also has appellate jurisdiction over the District Court of the Virgin Islands which, in spite of the name, is a territorial court and belongs to no federal judicial district.  Website: www.ca3.uscourts.gov/
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Roye v. Attorney General

Petition for review granted, order and opinion vacated and remanded for proceedings to review whether the evidence of record demonstrates that claimants persecutors will physically and sexually abuse him in a manner that rises to the level of torture under the CAT, and decide whether Jamaican public officials will consent to or acquiesce in any such abuse.

10 September 2012 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Jamaica - United States of America

Garcia v Attorney General United States

28 November 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Gang related violence - Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: Guatemala - United States of America

Kaplun v. Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

9 April 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refugees | Countries: Ukraine - United States of America

Espinosa-Cortez et al. v. Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

24 March 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Sameh Sami S. Khouzam v. Attorney General, et al.; Sameh Sami S. Khouzam v. M Chertoff, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, et al.

Precedential. Petition for review of a decision of the Department of Homeland Security (A75-795-693) and appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania: D.C. Civil No. 07-cv-00992 (10 January 2007).

5 December 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Jurisdiction - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Serious non-political crime | Countries: Egypt - United States of America

Thu v. Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

18 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Myanmar - United States of America

Zhen Xiung Lin v. Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Non precedential opinion.

13 November 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Countries: China - United States of America

Lukwago v. Ashcroft, Attorney General

Petitions for review of the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals ordering the Applicant's deportation after denying his application for asylum, application for withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act and request for withholding of removal under Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

14 May 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Child soldiers - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Uganda - United States of America

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