Court Rules that Libya is Too Dangerous to Send Anyone Back

The Upper Tribunal has ruled that the conflict in Libya is so dangerous that the government should not be sending anyone back there.

The new Country Guidance case finds that:

The violence in Libya has reached such a high level that substantial grounds are shown for believing that a returning civilian would, solely on account of his presence on the territory of that country or region, face a real risk of being subject to a threat to his life or person.”

This ruling should lead to all Libyan asylum seekers being granted humanitarian protection in the UK.

The case is ZMM (Article 15(c)) Libya CG [2017] UKUT 00263 (IAC)

This is an excellent result for those of us who have been arguing for many years now that the situation in Libya has deteriorated to such a state that it is simply unsafe for anyone to be returned there.

Amazing work by Adam Pipe from No 8 Chambers who was instructed by the fantastic legal team at Duncan Lewis led by Javeria Ijaz and Mohammed Nadeem.,  Diary of an Immigration Lawyer, is a blog run by Fahad Ansari, the director and principal solicitor of Riverway Law, a niche UK immigration and nationality law practice based in London.  If you would like any advice or assistance in relation to your immigration matter, please do not hesitate to email me at or submit your details here.

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