Individual circumstances not relevant under Status of Refugee exclusion clause


Re: AH (Algeria) v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 1003

Appeal against a UT determination which upheld a Secretary of State decision to exclude the appellant from enjoying Refugee Convention 1951 protection due to art 1F(b) and/or the Qualification Directive, art 12. The principal issue was the scope of the exclusionary clause in art 1F(b) of the Convention and whether expiating factors could be considered.

Raza Husain QC and Samantha Knights were involved in this case.