New Country Guidance on Sri Lanka

The Upper Tribunal’s new Country Guidance decision on Sri Lanka, GJ, (post-civil war: returnees) Sri Lanka, was promulgated on 5 July 2013.  Alasdair Mackenzie and Alison Pickup appeared on behalf of the third appellant, MP, a former member of a medical unit of the LTTE who now suffers serious mental health difficulties.  The Upper Tribunal’s decision, if upheld on appeal, is likely to have a major impact on the treatment of asylum claims by Sri Lankan Tamils.  The Tribunal made a number of important findings, including as to the prevalence of torture, the use of bribery and the availability of mental health treatment in Sri Lanka, whilst citing Guidelines issued by the UNHCR which suggested that a wide range of former LTTE members may be at risk of persecution.   MP’s appeal was allowed on human rights grounds but dismissed on asylum grounds.

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