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M v Secretary of State for the Home Department

A decision of an adjudicator that an asylum seeker should be granted refugee status and that her removal would violate Art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 could not be faulted and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal were wrong to hold that the adjudicator had erred in law in its decision.

9 June 2006

The appellant asylum seeker (M) appealed against a decision of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal allowing the respondent secretary of state’s appeal from a decision of an adjudicator that M was entitled to refugee status and that her removal would violate Art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. M was a Zimbabwean national who had entered the UK and been given leave to remain as a student. She returned to Zimbabwe with her uncle, who was a supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party in Zimbabwe. While they were in Zimbabwe, her uncle’s house was raided and M was detained in the house for three days. She was beaten, questioned about MDC activities and sexually assaulted. M returned to the UK where her claim for asylum was refused by the secretary of state. On appeal an adjudicator held that M’s account of the incidents were true, that she was entitled to refugee status and that her removal would violate Art 3 of the Convention. The AIT...

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