Khaboka v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 1993

A refugee does not become a refugee because of recognition as such. He is recognised because he is a refugee so, for the purposes of Article 31.1 the term refugee includes someone who is only subsequently established as being a refugee, in other words a bona fide claimant.


[1993] Imm AR 483


Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 (1951) (Cmd 917) 31


England and Wales

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CitedRegina v Fraydon Navabi; Senait Tekie Embaye CACD 11-Nov-2005
The defendants had been convicted of not having an immigration document when presenting themselves for interview. They had handed their passports to the ‘agents’ who had assisted their entry.
Held: The jury should have been directed as to the . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.237478