Saleem v Secretary of State for Home Department: CA 13 Jun 2000

A rule which deemed service on an asylum applicant two days after postage of a special adjudicator’s determination irrespective of whether it was in fact received was outside the powers given to the Secretary, and is of no effect. The Act gave power to make rules, but the receipt of the determination was fundamental to the exercise of the rights under the Act. ‘There is an analogy here with the principles established under Article 6 of the ECHR. Immigration and asylum cases have not been held by the ECHR to be ‘the determination of his civil rights and obligations’ for the purpose of Article 6. Furthermore, Article 6 does not guarantee a right of appeal. But if the State establishes such a right it must ensure that people within its jurisdiction enjoy the fundamental guarantees in Article 6′. The right of appeal to an independent appellate body was a fundamental or basic right akin to the right of unimpeded access to a court, an infringement of which must be either expressly authorised by or arise by necessary implication from an Act of Parliament.


Lord Justice Roch, Lord Justice Mummery and Lady Justice Hale


Times 22-Jun-2000, [2000] EWCA Civ 186, [2001] 1 WLR 443




Immigration Act 1971, Asylum Appeals (Procedure) Rules 1996 2070, European Convention on Human Rights 6


England and Wales

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Judicial Review, Immigration, Human Rights

Updated: 29 August 2022; Ref: scu.147219