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Home Secretary’s decision to deny entry to the UK to refugees who were permanently resident in a UK sovereign base area on the island of Cyprus quashed

Bashir v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 954 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Raza Husain QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement, Public Law, Public and Private International Law
Court:

Whether the Secretary of State was lawfully entitled to deny entry to the UK to refugees who had permanently resided in Dhekelia, a UK sovereign base area, after they were rescued by the RAF off the coast of Cyprus and airlifted to a UK base on the island of Cyprus in 1998. Held: The decision letter was quashed, as it failed to consider the views expressed by the UNHCR.

Raza Husain QC was involved in this case.

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