The appellant challenged an order denying him asylum and for his return to Pakistan. He said that his return would infringe his human rights be exposing him to denial of his rights to freedom of thought and religious belief.
Held: The considerations under article 9 were the same as those already expounded by the court with regard to article 6 in this situation. There is a permitted derogation under both articles for considerations of immigration control. The most the court could do would be to consider whether there was be a flagrant interference with the right. That did not apply here.
Mr Justice Harrison
England and Wales
Immigration, Human Rights
Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.174788