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

Nationality – British nationality. The claimant Sri Lankan national sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's refusal of his application for naturalisation as a British citizen, as he lacked good character by virtue of his long-term and significant support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the Secretary of State had applied the correct evidential test and had considered her own nationality guidance, which had not required her to take a holistic approach.

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