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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 GS (Existence of Internal Armed Conflict) Afghanistan CG [2009] UKAIT 00010.

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

AM & AM (Armed Conflict: Risk Categories) Somalia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

The case summary in English has been prepared in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Harmonisation of European Asylum Practices Project (2010-2012), co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

27 January 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) - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Returnees - Sheikhal | Countries: Somalia - 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 SM and Others (Kurds - Protection - Relocation) Iraq CG [2005] UKIAT 00111 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

RN (Returnees) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 1, 2 and 5 September, and 1 and 30 October 2008. This determination partially supersedes HS (Returning Asylum Seekers) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department CG [2007] UKAIT 00094. Subsequently replaced by EM and Others (Returnees) Zimbabwe CG [2011] UKUT 98 (IAC). The case summary in English has been prepared in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Harmonisation of European Asylum Practices Project (2010-2012), co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

19 November 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Political situation - Returnees | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Zimbabwe

SH (Prison Conditions) Bangladesh v. Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Heard at Field House on 10 June 2008. In view of the significant changes in Bangladesh politics in recent years, AA (Bihari - Camp) Bangladesh CG [2002] UKIAT 01995, H (Fair Trial) Bangladesh CG [2002] UKIAT 05410 and GA (Risk - Bihari) Bangladesh CG [2002] UKIAT 05810 are now removed from the list of AIT country guidance cases.

13 October 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Human rights activists - Political parties - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Bangladesh - 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

HH & Others (Mogadishu: Armed Conflict: Risk) Somalia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 19 to 22 November 2007. This determination supersedes FK (Shekal Ghandershe) Somalia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department CG [2004] UKIAT 00127 and AA (Risk – Geledi - Benadiri Clan) Somalia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2002] UKIAT 05720. This determination was superseded by AM & AM (Armed Conflict: Risk Categories) Somalia CG [2008] UKAIT 00091.

28 January 2008 | 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 - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - International humanitarian law (IHL) / Geneva Conventions - Non-state agents of persecution - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Women-at-risk | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AN and NN (S.83 - Asylum Grounds Only) Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at: Field House on 8 November 2007.

10 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Complementary forms of protection | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

AD (Qualification Directive - Family Member) Afghanistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

23 July 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - EU Qualification Directive - Family reunification - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

KL (Article 8 - Lekstaka- Delay - Near-Misses) Serbia & Montenegro v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

18 May 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Complementary forms of protection - Kosovar - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Right to family life | Countries: Serbia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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