G7 -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Special Immigration Appeals CommissionAnonymity Order


In the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

30 May 2024

The Honourable Mr Justice Dove

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Anonymity Order

UPON the Appellant filing and serving an application for anonymity to continue

AND UPON the Appellant seeking 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’)

AND UPON considering the documents lodged in accordance with paragraph 28 of the Commission’s Practice Note on Anonymity Orders and Related Measures (‘the Practice Note’), namely (1) the application notice; (2) legal submissions on behalf of the Appellant; (3) this draft order; and (4) an explanatory note

AND UPON the Appellant undertaking to keep the Commission and the Secretary of State informed of any matter which may affect the continued need for this order


  1. The Appellant be granted anonymity indefinitely in connection with these proceedings and will continue to be known in these proceedings as G7, subject to paragraph 3 below.
  2. Nothing may be published which directly or indirectly identifies her 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 and to the Respondent.


As the application notes the Commission has anonymised these proceedings for the protection of both G7 and her family for a significant period of time. The circumstances justifying the order have not changed: G7 is in a precarious situation in Turkey such that the disclosure of her identity could put her at risk and her family members who reside in the UK are entitled to the protection of their identities to prevent reprisals based on their relationship with G7. I am therefore satisfied that it is appropriate to grant the order which is requested. There is liberty to apply by any interested party if there is a need to reconsider this order in the future.

Mr Justice Dove

DATED 30th May 2024