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C11 -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Case No: SN/182/2020

In the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

19 May 2021




Secretary of State for the Home Department



On the Appellant’s application for an anonymity order pursuant to rule 39(5)(h) of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 2003 and for an order restraining publication pursuant to section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (‘the application);

On the Legal Representatives having been notified of the application on 4 May 2021 by email;

On considering the documents consisting of an Application Notice, Explanatory Note, Fifth Witness Statement of Anne McMurdie and Legal Submissions (‘the documents’) lodged in accordance with paragraph 28 of the Commission’s Practice Note on Anonymity Orders and Related Measures (‘the Practice Note’);

It is ordered that:

  1. The Appellant be granted anonymity in relation to the conduct of proceedings in the Commission and be known in these proceedings as C11
  2. Nothing may be published which, directly or indirectly, identifies C11 as an Appellant in these proceedings before the Commission
  3. There be liberty to apply on 48 hours’ written notice to the Commission, to the Appellant, to the Secretary of State and to the Legal Representatives (as defined in the Practice Note)
  4. This order continues until the OPEN judgment has been handed down in this appeal, or further order in the meantime, unless the Appellant indicates to the Commission, as soon as the OPEN judgment is circulated in draft, that she intends to apply for it to continue after the OPEN judgment is handed down, and applies to the Commission, before that judgment is handed down, for directions for the determination of any such application.


Robert Jay

19 May 2021

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