R v Secretary of state for the home department ex parte karanakaran


A person from Sri Lanka claimed asylum in the United Kingdom

He came to the UK because he feared torture if he remained in Sri Lanka. He was suspected of being concerned in the LTTE.  This was not a Convention reason.

He needed to show his fear of torture was justified by more than a civil standard of proof.

The House of Lords held that in such cases facts are particularly important and trump law.



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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