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

Crown – Prerogative. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's rejection of her application for a replacement passport. The Secretary of State contended that the claimant was not who she claimed to be, but was the sister of that person. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the claimant had not discharged the burden upon her to establish that she was who she said she was and that she was entitled to British citizenship. Accordingly, she was not entitled to a passport.

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