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Adverse credibility findings were open to IPAT

By: James Cross BL

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High Court refuses judicial review of the decision refusing Albanian national international protection, on the grounds that the adverse credibility findings were open to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal.

Asylum and immigration – judicial review – substantive hearing - Albanian national challenging the decision of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal refusing him international protection and leave to remain – claim for protection – father murdered a man in a land dispute – blood feud - country of origin information – tribunal’s decision – adverse credibility findings – grounds of judicial review – credibility findings – knowledge of his village – lack of details about family – return to Albania to obtain a passport – conjecture/speculation – evidence assessed by tribunal - where and when threats made – threat getting closer to his family – discrepancy in evidence – finding open to the tribunal - documentary evidence - Police Directorate Certificate – not put on notice – did not have a material effect in terms of the outcome of the - country of origin information – findings open to the tribunal – judicial review refused -

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