KV (Sri Lanka) (AP) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and another
Case ID: UKSC 2017/0124
What is the correct approach to the assessment of medical evidence in asylum claims alleging torture.
The Appellant is a Sri Lankan national who claims that due to his association with the Tamil Tigers – the opposition during the civil war in Sri Lanka – he was detained by the Sri Lankan authorities between 2009 and 2011. He has scarring that he claims resulted from being beaten using hot metal rods whilst in detention. He came to the UK in 2011 and claimed asylum. The Respondent did not believe his account and rejected his claim for asylum.
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lady Black, Lord Briggs, Lord Kitchin
Hearing start date
10 Dec 2018
Hearing finish date
11 Dec 2018
|10 Dec 2018||Morning session||Afternoon session|
|11 Dec 2018||Morning session|