CY -v- Secretary of State for Defence and others (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2024-LON-000540

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
Administrative Court

16 February 2024


The Honourable Mr Justice Sweeting


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for Defence

Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the Claimant for anonymity and directions in relation to an application for interim relief

Following consideration of the application lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Sweeting

1. The Claimant’s application for anonymity is granted. Pursuant to Rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules, the identity and addresses of the Claimant and his wife and children shall not be disclosed to any person who is not a party to these proceedings without permission of the Court. The Claimant and his wife and children shall be referred to as “CY” “Y1” “Y2” “Y3” “Y4” and “Y5” in these proceedings. Nothing shall be published which may reveal the names, ages or addresses of the Claimants, or any other details liable to lead to their identification.

2. Pursuant to Rule 5.4C of the Civil Procedure Rules, a person who is not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order from the court records only if the statement of case, judgment or order has been completely anonymised and all references which are capable of leading to the identification of the Claimant has been deleted or otherwise redacted from those documents.

3. These restrictions will continue until further order but they may be reviewed by the Court on application by any person who wishes to set aside or vary the order for anonymity. Any request for reconsideration must be made in writing on not less than 14 days written notice to the parties and stating reasons in support.

4. A hearing shall be listed on 22 February 2024 with a time estimate of half a day to consider the Claimant’s application for interim relief and case management directions.

5. No later than 24 hours before the hearing, the Defendants must file and serve a position statement in respect of interim relief and case management.

6. Liberty to apply to vary or discharge this order on 48 hours’ notice to the other party.

7. Costs reserved.