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TK (Tamils - LP Updated) Sri Lanka v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Procession House on 27 & 28 October 2009. The risk categories identified in <a href="?docid=46b9d3a32&amp;page=search">LP (LTTE area - Tamils - Colombo - Risk?) Sri Lanka CG [2007] UKAIT 00076</a> and approved by the European Court of Human Rights in <a href="?docid=487f578b2&amp;page=search">NA v. United Kingdom, App. no. 25904/07</a>, remain valid.

11 December 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Combatants / Former combatants - Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life - Single heads of household - Tamil - Unlawful departure | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

GS (Article 15(c): Indiscriminate Violence) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Procession House on 22 and 23 July 2009. The determination supersedes the country guidance in <a href="?docid=49a3b4242&amp;page=search">GS (Existence of Internal Armed Conflict) Afghanistan CG [2009] UKAIT 00010</a>.

19 October 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - EU Qualification Directive - Internal armed conflict - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Rejected asylum-seekers - Security situation | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MA (Illegal Entrance - Not Para 395C) Bangladesh v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Procession House on 7 August 2009.

14 September 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Illegal entry - Rejected asylum-seekers - Visas | Countries: Bangladesh - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ZC & Others (Risk - Illegal Exit - Loan Sharks) China v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 27 February 2009. The guidance in <a href="?docid=43fc2d6f14&amp;page=search">LJ (Prison Conditions – No Risk) China [2005] UKIAT 00099</a> and <a href="?docid=46836abe6&amp;page=search"> HL (Risk - Return - Snakeheads) China CG [2002] UKIAT 03683</a> is still applicable.

20 July 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Prosecution vs persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Unlawful departure | Countries: China - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SA and IA (Undocumented Kurds) Syria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Bradford on 10-11 November 2008.

2 February 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Human rights activists - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers - Statelessness - Unlawful departure | Countries: Syrian Arab Republic - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

IY (Ankara Agreement - Fraud and Abuse) Turkey v. Entry Clearance Officer, Ankara

Heard at Taylor House on 7 October 2008.

28 October 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Rejected asylum-seekers - Residence permits / Residency - Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations - Work permits | Countries: Turkey - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BK (Failed Asylum Seekers) Democratic Republic of Congo v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 3-5 July, and 17-25 September 2007.

18 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers - SGBV - Witnesses | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

HS (Returning Asylum Seekers) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 23 – 26 July 2007. This determination has been partially superseded by <a href="?docid=49243bcb2&amp;page=search">RN (Returnees) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department</a> CG [2008] UKAIT 00083.

29 November 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Zimbabwe

PM and Others (Kabul - Hizb-i-Islami) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

12 November 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Pashtun - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tajik | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

LP (LTTE Area - Tamils - Colombo - Risk?) Sri Lanka v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

This determination replaces the following Country Guidance cases:<br> - <a href="?docid=46836af9a8&amp;page=search">YP (Maintenance - Detention Records) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00145</a>;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836af8bb&amp;page=search">JP (Maintenance – Detention Records) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00142</a>;<br> - SV (Passport Renewal) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00125;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836af3d&amp;page=search">VK (Risk - Release - Escapes - LTTE) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00096</a>;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836aebd&amp;page=search">TK (Ceasefire - Negotiations) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00026</a>;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836ae90&amp;page=search">VS (Risk - LTTE - Escape) Sri Lanka CG [2003] UKIAT 00003</a>;<br> - AE FE (PTSD - Internal Relocation) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 05237;<br> - DA (Risk - Return - Reporting Restrictions) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 04729;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836ac20&amp;page=search">IS (Risk - Conviction - Fine Paid - Release) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 04230</a>;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836ab0d&amp;page=search">TJ (Risk - Returns) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 01869</a>;<br> - <a href="?docid=46836aaed&amp;page=search">CB (Detailed Appraisal) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 01547</a>; and<br> - <a href="?docid=46836aacd&amp;page=search">PT (Medical Report - Analysis) Sri Lanka CG [2002] UKIAT 01336</a>.<br> The risk categories were subsequently confirmed by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in <a href="?docid=4b2613ca2&amp;page=search">TK (Tamils - LP Updated) Sri Lanka CG [2009] UKAIT 00049</a>.

6 August 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Passports - Persecution based on political opinion - Pre-trial detention - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tamil - Travel documents - Unlawful departure | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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