New Iraq Country Information Notes: Current key considerations in claims for Humanitarian Protection

An updated Country Information Note on Iraq has now been published: Country policy and information note: security and humanitarian situation, Iraq, November 2018, Version 5.0, 19 November 2018.  This is to be considered in conjunction with the Note published last month: Country policy and information note: internal relocation, civil documentation and returns, Iraq, October 2018.


Relevant County Guidance caselaw and other   pertinent cases remain the following:



Relevant previous blog posts:


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Home Office adamant cogent evidence renders AA(Iraq) largely redundant on security situation

It is clear from initial decision- making through  to  judicial review challenge cases  that the  Home Office have been  angling for many months to have  AA (Article 15(c)) (Rev 2) [2015] UKUT 544 (IAC)  overturned.  This is because having regard to AA(Iraq)2015,  as initially promulgated  and even as recently amended by  AA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 944, it is still possible  for  Iraqi claimants  relying on claims for Humanitarian  Protection  before the Tribunal  to succeed.  What may be delaying a head -on challenge might be the lack  identification of  an appropriate  case.


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