You are here

Mehmet Becerikli v Secretary of State for the Home Department

While a past history of no persecution was not determinative of future risk, unless circumstances in an asylum seeker’s return country had deteriorated or some other special factor was present, it was inevitable that an asylum seeker would have difficulty in showing future risk in the absence of any finding of past persecution.

15 September 2006

The appellant asylum seeker (B) appealed against the decision of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal upholding the decision of the respondent secretary of state to refuse his claim for asylum. B, a Turkish national of Kurdish ethnicity, entered the UK and claimed asylum on the ground that he had a wellfounded fear of persecution were he to be returned because of his family’s known political involvement with illegal separatist organisations and his own political involvement with pro-Kurdish parties. B contended that he had been detained on a number of occasions. The secretary of state refused his claim on the basis that B would be of no interest to the Turkish authorities. The tribunal subsequently found that B was at no real risk of persecution, having considered the case of MS (Turkey) [2004] UKIAT 192, which suggested that the vast majority of detentions of political detainees were unrecorded. B submitted, inter alia, that the immigration judge had erred in failing to a...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.