D5, D6 and D7 -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Anonymity Order

Case No: SC/176/2020

In the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

8 October 2021



D5, D6 and D7


Secretary of State for the Home Department


Upon the Commission ordering that the Appellants must by no later than 4pm on Friday 5th November 2021 file properly constituted applications for anonymity orders 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 Applications’)


  1. The Appellants be granted interim anonymity in relation to the conduct of the proceedings in the Commission and be known in these proceedings as D5, D6 and D7.
  2. Nothing may be published which, directly, or indirectly, identifies the Appellants as an appellant in these proceedings before the Commission.
  3. This order continues until the decisions of the Commission on the applications. In the event that no application is made by the above deadline, the Commission will announce that fact and the names of the Appellants may be reported.


The Commission will not make interim orders indefinitely, regardless of the legal aid difficulties.

I would welcome the Defendant’s assistance on whether publication of the identities of the Appellants or any of them might prejudice any criminal trial. The Defendant should obtain the CPS’s input on this question.