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Kumudinie Renuka Perera v. Holder, Attorney General

22 April 2014 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Police - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United States of America

Matter of J-G-

Rescission of an in absentia order is not required to reopen proceedings to apply for asylum and withholding of removal. The numerical limitations on filing motions to reopen are not applicable to an alien seeking reopening to apply for asylum and withholding of removal based on changed country conditions. Record remanded for further proceedings.

18 July 2013 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Countries: China - United States of America

Matter of L-S-

Case remanded to the Immigration Judge to determine whether the applicant showed compelling reasons to be granted asylum based on either severe past persecution or other serious harm.

17 February 2012 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Countries: Albania - United States of America

AL (Sri Lanka)

28 November 2011 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Muslim | Countries: New Zealand - Sri Lanka

Federal Administrative Court, Decision of 24 February 2011 - BVerwG 10 C 3.10

Translator's Note: The Federal Administrative Court, or Bundesverwaltungsgericht, is the Federal Republic of Germany's supreme administrative court. This unofficial translation is provided for the reader's convenience and has not been officially authorised by the Bundesverwaltungsgericht. Page numbers in citations of international texts have been retained from the original and may not match the pagination in the parallel English versions.

24 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Germany: Bundesverwaltungsgericht | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Changes of circumstances in home country - Complementary forms of protection - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Germany - Iraq

Németh v. Canada (Justice)

On appeal from the Court of Appeal for Quebec.

25 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Changes of circumstances in home country - Extradition - Non-refoulement - Refoulement - Refugee / Asylum law - Refugees - Roma | Countries: Canada - Hungary

MD v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

10 November 2010 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Session (Scotland) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Changes of circumstances in home country - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: Guinea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Valcu v Holder, Attorney General

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency No. A097-902-790. Petition Denied.

20 September 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Countries: Romania - United States of America

Japarkulova v. Holder

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

11 August 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Grounds for persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Right to employment - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - United States of America

Pathmakanthan v. Holder, Attorney General of the United States

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

16 July 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Changes of circumstances in home country - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Minorities - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Sri Lanka - United States of America

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