ZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 4 Feb 2009

The claimant sought asylum. The respondent on her appeal certified that the claim was clearly unfounded. The House was asked how further submissions might be made and what approach should be taken on a request for judicial review of such a decision. The respondent said that the limitation on further applications while ‘appeal relating to that claim is no longer pending’ continued so long as an appel was possible and did not refer to any existing appeal in fact made.
Held: The Court of Appeal was correct to proceed upon the basis that rule 353 applied to the further submissions that were made by ZT to the Secretary of State. In this case the Secretary was right to conclude that the claim had no prospect of success. Appeal allowed.

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
[2009] UKHL 6, [2009] 1 WLR 348, [2009] INLR 310, [2009] 3 All ER 976
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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 94
England and Wales
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Appeal fromZT (Kosovo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 24-Jan-2008
ZT applied for asylum. It was refused. On her appeal, the respondent certified that the claim was manifestly unfounded. She sought judicial review.
Held: The procedure laid down by rule 353 should have been applied to the further submissions . .
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Held: . .
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CitedTozlukaya v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 11-Apr-2006
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CitedRegina v Sectretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Razgar etc HL 17-Jun-2004
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