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Instruments Archives: 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

HJ (Iran) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT (Cameroon) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (7 July 2010)

Procedural Posture Appeal to the Supreme Court against two unrelated decisions by the Court of Appeal to deny asylum to men who had claimed asylum under Article 1A of the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Facts The appellants, HJ, an Iranian citizen, and HT, a Cameroonian citizen, were both gay men. In […]

In re Appeal for the Cancellation of Denied Refugee Status Recognition, Seoul Administrative Court, South Korea (24 December 2009)

Procedural Posture The claimant appealed the decision of the Minister of Justice, who denied his application for refugee status. Facts The claimant was a homosexual man with Pakistani citizenship. On 24 December 1996, the claimant legally entered the Republic of Korea, where he remained following the expiration of his visa. The claimant was arrested and […]

Nabulwala v. Gonzales, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (21 March 2007)

Procedural Posture The petitioner, a Ugandan citizen, challenged the final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals denying her claim for asylum, withholding of removal (a stay of the deportation order), and for relief under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Facts The petitioner arrived in the United […]

Appellant S395/2002 v. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, High Court of Australia (9 December 2003)

Procedural Posture Judicial review by the High Court of Australia of a decision of the Refugee Review Tribunal. Facts Under Section 36(2)(a) of the Migration Act 1958 (Commonwealth) a non-citizen could be granted a protection visa if Australia owed them protection under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Under Article 1A of […]