*RN (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Leave to remain. The claimant Sri Lankan national had been refused asylum, but the European Court of Human Rights had held that his return would be a breach of his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. The claimant absconded and failed to comply with his reporting restrictions as a sex offender and the civil war in Sri Lanka ended. The Secretary of State decided to remove the claimant to Sri Lanka in light of the improved conditions there. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, upheld the judge's dismissal of his judicial review challenge to that decision. There had been no unlawfulness in the Secretary of State's delay in making a decision as to his status after the decision of the Strasbourg Court.

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