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Teweldbrhan v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Application for review of two decisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Review granted on basis the Board's finding was unreasonable as it lacked due regard to Uganda’s decision to grant refugee status to the applicants and irrelevant and credibility findings were found for one applicant.

29 March 2012 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Countries: Canada - Eritrea

Fesehaye v. Holder, Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals.

4 June 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Credibility assessment - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Jehovah's Witness - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - Women-at-risk | Countries: United States of America

Kiflemariam v. U.S. Attorney General

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

18 March 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Eritrea - United States of America

BA (Eritrea) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (

24 November 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Credibility assessment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

IH (S.72; 'Particularly Serious Crime') Eritrea v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 12 February, 3 and 9 September 2008.

9 March 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Exclusion clauses - National security / Public order - Refoulement - Serious non-political crime | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

FA (Eritrea) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Application for permission to appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT No: AS/00266/2007).

27 January 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Unlawful departure - Visas | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

DA (Eritrea) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT No AA/11128/2005).

27 November 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Pentecostal - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Unlawful departure | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

RZ (Eurodac - Fingerprint Match - Admissible) Eritrea v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Manchester on 6 November 2007.

28 January 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Pentecostal - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Safe third country - Standard of proof | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

YI (Previous Claims - Fingerprint Match - EURODAC) Eritrea v. Secretary of State of Home Department

4 June 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Safe third country | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

WA (Draft Related Risks Updated - Muslim Women) Eritrea v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

30 October 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Muslim - Persecution based on political opinion - Women-at-risk | Countries: Eritrea - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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