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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

SI (Expert Evidence - Kurd - SM Confirmed) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Glasgow (Eagle Building) on 7 May 2008. The guidance in <a href="?docid=43fc2d7a11&amp;page=search">SM and Others (Kurds - Protection - Relocation) Iraq CG [2005] UKIAT 00111</a> regarding relocation of a Kurd from the KRG to central or southern Iraq is confirmed.

15 December 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Honour killings - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Kurd | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

KH (Article 15(c) Qualification Directive) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 28 January - 1 February 2008.

25 March 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Arabs - Complementary forms of protection - Conflict situation - Country of origin information (COI) - EU Qualification Directive - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Gender-based persecution - International humanitarian law (IHL) / Geneva Conventions - Kurd - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

HA (WCPI - IMIK - KRG) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

This determination supersedes DH (Risk - IMIK - KAA) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department CG [2002] UKIAT 05099, but does not consider issues relating to the WCPI or IMIK outside the KRG.

23 October 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) - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

HM (Policy Concessions not Convention Recognition) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

12 December 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Changes of circumstances in home country - Complementary forms of protection - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - International protection - Kurd | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AR (Kurd: Not Risk Per Se) Syria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

This decision replaces SY (Kurd - No Political Profile) Syria CG [2005] UKIAT 00039 as country guidance.

7 June 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Proof of nationality - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Syrian Arab Republic - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SM and Others (Kurds - Protection - Relocation) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Date of hearing: 29/30 March 2005 and 1 April 2005. The guidance regarding relocation of a Kurd from the KRG to central or southern Iraq was subsequently confirmed by <a href="?docid=4947d1bb2&amp;page=search">SI (Expert Evidence - Kurd - SM Confirmed) Iraq CG [2008] UKAIT 00094</a>.

29 June 2005 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Kurd | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SY (Kurd - No Political Profile) Syria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 4 January 2005; Date Determination notified: 15 February 2005.

15 February 2005 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Kurd | Countries: Syrian Arab Republic - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

MA (Iraq - Fayli Kurds) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

28 January 2005 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Involuntary repatriation - Kurd - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Shia | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NH (Iraq - Yazidis) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

The case is no longer country guidance – see <a href="?docid=4b16742e2&amp;page=search">ZQ (Serving Soldier) Iraq CG [2009] UKAIT 00048</a>.

25 November 2004 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Kurd - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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