R (on the application of Hettiarachchi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Nationality – British nationality. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision not to grant her or her dependents naturalisation as British citizens. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that, given the claimant's deception, the Secretary of State had been entitled to conclude that she had not discharged the burden upon her to demonstrate that she was a person of good character. In the light of that conclusion, the Secretary of State had had no option but to refuse the claim for naturalisation.

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