Sonali Naik KC, Amanda Weston KC, Mark Symes, Isaac Ricca-Richardson and Eva Doerr of Garden Court Chambers represented AS (Iran) instructed by Paul Turner and Iain Palmer of Barnes Harrild and Dyer Solicitors.
See full judgment here: AAA (Syria) & Ors., R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Court of Appeal has granted some of the claimants challenging Home Office decisions to remove asylum seekers in the UK to Rwanda- including AS, who is represented by members of Garden Court Chambers - permission to appeal on additional grounds. This judgment has been featured in The Guardian.
The widened scope of the appeal now includes issues such as whether the Government's inadmissibility policy was unlawful.
Previously, the Divisional Court handed down judgment on 19 December 2022, ruling that the Government's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda in order for their asylum claims to be processed there rather than here was generally lawful.
The Claimants applied for permission to appeal the judgment on various grounds. The Divisional Court granted permission to appeal on some of the grounds in January 2023. See our previous news item here.
The hearing is expected to take place between 24 to 27 April 2023.
Administrative and Public Law, Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation, Immigration Law | Wednesday 18 January 2023
Rwanda judgment: Permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal granted
Sonali Naik KC, Amanda Weston KC, Mark Symes, Eva Doerr, Isaac Ricca-Richardson, Alex Grigg, David Sellwood, Raza Halim and Ali Bandegani of Garden Court Chambers instructed for the claimants.
Immigration Law, Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation, Immigration: Personal and Business | Monday 19 December 2022
Rwanda judgment: Home Secretary failed to properly consider if asylum seekers should not be relocated to Rwanda
Garden Court Chambers (with others) represented a number of claimants.