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Refusal of application due to good character requirement challenged

MB v Secretary of State for the Home Department SN/47/2015

Related Member(s):
Samantha Knights QC, Tamara Jaber
Related Practice Area(s):
Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

MB’s two applications for naturalisation were refused on the ground that he did not meet the requirement for good character, but no reasons were given. Reasons were not given on the initial application on the grounds that it posed a threat to national security. In the second application, it was held that giving reasons would not be in the public interest. There is an open and closed judgment.

Samantha Knights and Tamara Jaber were involved in this case.