14th June 2021

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

New country guidance issues on Sri Lankan asylum claims

Monday 14 June 2021 | 3pm

The Upper Tribunal (IAC) has issued new country guidance in the case of KK & RS (Sri Lanka) addressing the risk of persecution for Sri Lankan nationals as a result of sur place political activities in the United Kingdom which are (or are perceived to be) in opposition to the government in Sri Lanka.  

The judgment redrafts the country guidance in GJ and Others (post-civil war: returnees) Sri Lanka CG [2013] UKUT 00319 (IAC) and supplements that guidance to address recent developments in Sri Lanka and the current perception of the Sri Lankan government to those advocating in support of a Tamil separate state and involved in sur place activities including commemorative events. 

Please join us on Monday 14th June 2021 at 3pm for an online seminar to discuss the new country guidance framework and its application to Sri Lankan asylum claims.

This will be a chance to hear from the legal team in the case, discussing the effect of the new country guidance and how best to prepare Sri Lankan asylum claims in the light of the new CG framework.

Alasdair Mackenzie and Antonia Benfield were instructed on behalf of the appellant KK by Arun Gananathan of Birnberg Peirce Solicitors and Alasdair Mackenzie and Ali Bandegani of Garden Court Chambers were instructed by Laura Smith of JCWI on behalf of the appellant RS.

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