Briefing on Upper Tribunal’s Country Guidance on Sri Lanka

Date: Monday 29 July 2013

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

Location: 54 Doughty Street London WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Alasdair Mackenzie, Alison Pickup

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

The Upper Tribunal’s new Country Guidance decision on Sri Lanka, GJ, NT and MP (post-civil war: returnees) Sri Lanka, was promulgated on 5 July 2013 and will change significantly the approach to be taken in Sri Lankan asylum cases.

You are invited to a free seminar at Doughty Street Chambers at 6.30pm on Monday 29 July 2013 to discuss the new case and its implications for your clients.  Counsel and solicitors involved in the case, including Alasdair Mackenzie and Alison Pickup of Doughty Street, will be speaking and answering questions.

The Upper Tribunal’s decision, if upheld on appeal, is likely to have a major impact on the treatment of asylum claims by Tamils.  Although there are a number of welcome findings – including concerning prevalence of torture, use of bribery and availability of mental health treatment – the overall approach seems to be an attempt to narrow significantly the group of people whose claims are deemed likely to succeed.  The ‘twelve risk factors’ originating in LP Sri Lanka CG and upheld in TK Sri Lanka CG, as well as in various cases in the European Court of Human Rights, have been essentially  abandoned.  We hope to highlight strategies to help practitioners to ensure that Immigration Judges and other decision-makers fully understand the judgment and apply it properly.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL SUBSTANTIALLY BE A RE-RUN OF THE SEMINAR HELD ON 9 JULY 2013: IF YOU ATTENDED THAT SEMINAR THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO ATTEND THIS ONE.

Please download and print off a copy of the judgment from here to bring along to the meeting.

« Back to listing

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)