Anwar, petitioner

Immigration – Citizenship – Acquisition by naturalisation. Court of Session: Refusing a judicial review petition by an Iraqi citizen, seeking reduction of the Home Secretary's decisions to refuse his application for naturalisation as a British citizen and declarator that the policy in pursuit of which the decisions were made was unlawful, the court rejected contentions that the respondent had adopted a policy which fettered her discretion in considering whether to grant naturalisation; that the petitioner had a legitimate expectation that a decision would be reached on the basis of the respondent's applicable policy at the time of the application, which was more favourable to his position than the policy on the basis of which the decisions were made; and that the policy under which 'good character' was assessed over a period of 10 years was being operated for an extraneous purpose.

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