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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

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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