R (on the application of Bashir and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Leave to enter. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the claimants' appeal, held that, as a matter of public international law, the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 had continued to apply in those parts of the colony of Cyprus which had continued as British sovereign base areas (SBAs). The public international law obligations of the British government, as the colonial power, had to be taken to have continued, as the SBAs had not been a new political entity.

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