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Permission to appeal in MS (Somalia)
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Just a quick alerter post. This actually happened a couple of weeks ago but I was insanely busy at the time, then forgot to mention it. Permission was granted by the Court of Appeal in MS and others (family reunion: “in order to seek asylum”) Somalia  UKAIT 00041 on the main grounds of appeal without any need for an oral hearing. Previous post here. The listing window is 6 May to 6 July 2010.
The case concerns refugee family reunion for those recognised as refugees but who entered themselves under family reunion rules. The tribunal took the view that the requirement for a sponsor to have left the country of habitual residence ‘in order to seek asylum’ required a sponsor to have made a formal asylum claim.
There have been a LOT of queries about this, so the decision clearly affects a considerable number of people.
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