03.3. Non-refoulement


High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court, 6 December 2011, R (on the application of) ABC (a minor) (Afghanistan v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Case No. CO/1269/2011, [2011] EWHC 2937 (Admin)

High Court of Kenya at Nairobi, 9 February 2017, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights & another v Attorney General & 3 others, Petition No. 227 of 2016 [2017] eKLR [Closure of Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps – Decision to implement repatriation of refugees to Somalia, decision to revoke the prima facie refugee status of Somali – Whether the Government’s decision violated the principle of non-refoulement – Whether the Government’s Decision violated the Refugees’ Rights to a fair administrative action– Whether the Government’s decision violated the constitutional rights of the refugees – Whether the circumstances in Somalia have fundamentally changed to warrant repatriation of the Refugees]


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