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Tribunal: risk of political persecution in Burma not improved since 2012


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The headnote for OO (Burma -TS remains appropriate CG) Burma [2018] UKUT 52 (IAC) is a short one:

TS (Political opponents-risk) Burma CG [2013] UKUT 281 (IAC) remains appropriate country guidance on the risk to political opponents in Burma.

The Home Office was arguing in this case that there was considerably reduced risk to political opponents of the regime in Burma and therefore TS was no longer good guidance. This was despite the well reported persecution of Rohingya refugees. The Home Office seemed to have relied entirely on its own country policy document.

The tribunal disagreed and held that there was “insufficient cogent evidence available” to depart from the earlier guidance case.


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