Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Danaei: CA 12 Nov 1997

An immigration adjudicator, after a hearing, had rejected the applicant’s asylum appeal, but accepted that he had left Iran because he had had an adulterous relationship;
Held: The Home Secretary was wrong to depart from the special adjudicator’s finding of fact without having good reason and where adjudicator had heard evidence in coming to his finding. The applicant’s subsequent application for special leave to remain could not be rejected by the Home Secretary on the ground that he did not accept that the applicant had had such a relationship.
Simon Brown LJ suggested that, unless ‘the adjudicator’s . . conclusion was . . demonstrably flawed’ or ‘fresh material has since become available’, the Home Secretary had to accept the adjudicator’s finding.
Simon Brown LJ
Times 03-Jan-1998, Gazette 10-Dec-1997, [1997] EWCA Civ 2704, [1998] INLR 124, [1998] Imm AR 84
Bailii
England and Wales
Citing:
Appeal fromRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Danaei Admn 20-Mar-1997
A Home Secretary must have evidence before rejecting special adjudicator’s findings of fact. . .
Appeal fromRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Danaei Admn 8-Nov-1996
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Updated: 24 April 2021; Ref: scu.143103