KO, petitioner

Immigration – Failed asylum seeker – Leave to remain – Fresh claim – Right to private life. Court of Session: Granting a judicial review petition by an Iraqi citizen who challenged a decision not to treat his further submissions as a fresh claim to remain in the UK, the court held that it was unreasonable for the respondent to fail to properly consider the humanitarian problems highlighted in her own country policy and information note dated March 2017 in considering whether there were 'very significant obstacles' to the petitioner's integration into Iraq, and information about his medical problems and lack of work history, and to fail to give any adequate reasoning for the decision that an appeal to an immigration judge did not have a reasonable prospect of success in relation to private life.

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