Court of Appeal considered challenge to decision to refuse refuge travel document arguing that breach of fundamental EU rights


Re: AZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 35

The outline of the grounds given to an asylum seeker, coupled with protections afforded by the closed material procedure involving special advocates, satisfied the procedural requirements of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, art 47 when Z was refused travel documents. The absence of a convention travel document did involve a curtailment of the liberty to travel but not equated with a control order, asset freezing, or the type of order which stopped a bank doing business within the jurisdiction.

Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.