ST Eritrea, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department



[2012] UKSC 12 (21 March 2012), [2012] 2 WLR 735

The appeal challenged the proposed expulsion of an Eritrean refugee to Ethiopia on the basis that it is contrary to article 32 of Geneva Convention.  The judgment of Lord Hope (at paragraphs 45-47) makes an important reference to article 27(1) of Council Directive 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005 on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status, regarding the full panoply of rights that the person seeking asylum must be afforded when a member state is seeking to remove the individual to a safe third country.

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