RE N (CHILDREN) (2016)

The court considered the proper approach to determining applications to transfer care proceedings to foreign courts under Regulation 2201/2003 art.15. The issues of whether a court was "better placed" to hear proceedings and whether transfer was in the "best interests" of the child were separate questions which had to be addressed separately. If a foreign … Continue reading RE N (CHILDREN) (2016)

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MP (SRI LANKA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

The appellant Sri Lankan national appealed against a refusal ([2014] EWCA Civ 829) of his application for asylum. The respondent secretary of state had accepted that the appellant had been a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and that he had been detained and tortured by the Sri Lankan security forces. However, she … Continue reading MP (SRI LANKA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)