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MP and NT (Sri Lanka) v SSHD

20 June 2014 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SS (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

9 February 2011 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SK (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

4 November 2010 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

RT (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT No: AA/12727/2007).

15 October 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of TK) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Administrative Court, Queen's Bench Division.

8 October 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Fresh / New claim - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Security situation - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of RS) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Administrative Court.

5 June 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Ceasefire - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R (on the application of JS (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Subsequently appealed before the Supreme Court <a href="?docid=4ba0d8fd2&amp;page=search">[2010] UKSC 15</a>.

30 April 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Exclusion clauses - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Tamil - War crimes | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Y (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home department; Z (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AS/56874/2003 & AS/57476/2003).

29 April 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Public health - SGBV - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

KJ (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

2 April 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Combatants / Former combatants - Exclusion clauses - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

VK (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Application for permission to appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT No: AA/14229/2006).

19 January 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Airports - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Tamil - Unlawful departure | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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