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  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
- Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative 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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