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Martinez-Buendia v. Holder, Attorney General of the United States

Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

10 August 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Villarreal v. U.S. Attorney General

Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Unpublished Opinion.

20 April 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Colombia - 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 | 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

Canadian Council for Refugees, Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International and John Doe v. Her Majesty the Queen

Application for judicial review challenging the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries, also known as the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). The judgment was further appealed before the Federal Court of Appeal: 2008 FCA 229.

29 November 2007 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Equality before the law - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Safe third country - Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations | Countries: Canada - Colombia

Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés, Conseil canadien des églises, Amnistie internationale et M Untel c. Sa Majesté la Reine

Application for judicial review challenging the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries, also known as the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). The judgment was further appealed before the Federal Court of Appeal: 2008 CAF 229.

29 November 2007 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Equality before the law - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Safe third country - Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations | Countries: Canada - Colombia

Tavera Lara v. Attorney General

Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Unpublished opinion.

3 July 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Rico v. Attorney General

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

18 November 2005 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

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