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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this CPDcast, Professor Satvinder Juss, a barrister at 3 Hare Court, examines the key ruling in the case of HJ (Iran) and other case law that has concerned homosexuality as a ground for international protection. He analyses key principles laid out in the case law and what is stated in the Refugee Convention. He closely analyses the judgment in HJ (Iran) and the broader legal principles that the decision affirms. He also compares the approach in the case with other approaches taken internationally.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the previous position of the UK before HJ (Iran) regarding homosexuality as a ground for international protection;
  • Appreciate the key authorities that dealt with this issue;
  • Understand the the tests laid out in the caselaw and the key definitions in the tests;
  • Appreciate what types of argument the Home Office often runs in these types of case;
  • Know the rights and responsibilities set out in the Refugee Convention;
  • Understand the position of sexual orientation in the interpretation of Article 1A(2);
  • Know the facts of HJ (Iran);
  • Know what the Supreme Court found and its reasoning;
  • Understand the guidance set out by Lord Rodgers;
  • Know the broader principles the decision affirms;
  • Appreciate the wider implications of the case; Know the international approaches to these cases.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Iftikar Ahmed [2000];
  • EC Council Directive 2004/83;
  • The Refugee Convention; HJ (Iran) [2010].

This podcast examines the implications for refugee law of the HJ (Iran) judgment on homosexuality as a ground for international protection.

Podcast added: 06/05/2011

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