R (on the application of Kakar) v Secretary Of State For The Home Department

Immigration – Asylum seeker. The claimant Afghani national sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision, refusing to treat his further representations as fresh asylum and human rights claim. He relied on the statement of the director of a charity for which he had worked, concerning an incident between him and Taliban members, resulting in death threats. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that no reasonable decision-maker, certainly having approached the task with the anxious scrutiny required, could have rationally rejected the director's statement as so implausible that there had been no possibility of an immigration judge attaching weight to it.

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