H15 and others -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Special Immigration Appeals CommissionAnonymity Order

Case Number: SC/212/2023

In The Special Immigration
Appeals Commission

3 October 2023

H15 & Others
Secretary Of State for The Home Department

Anonymity Order

ON the Applicants’ 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 xxx 2023 by email
ON considering the application notice, witness statements 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’)
AND ON the Applicants undertaking to keep the Commission and the Secretary of State informed of any matter which may affect the continued need for this order


  1. Pursuant to rule 39(5)(h) of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Procedure Rules 2003 the Applicant is to be anonymised, and referred to only as “H7” in these proceedings;
  2. Pursuant to section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 there shall be no publication by any person of any matter which, directly, or indirectly, could lead to the identification of the Applicant as an Applicant in these proceedings before the Commission;
  3. There be liberty to apply on 48 hours’ written notice to the Commission, to the Applicant, to the Secretary of State and to the Legal Representatives (as defined in the Practice Note);
  4. The Applicant shall keep the Commission, Secretary of State and Legal Representatives informed of any developments which are relevant to the continuation of the anonymity order;
  5. This order continues until the OPEN judgment has been handed down in this appeal, or further order in the meantime, unless the Applicant indicates to the Commission, as soon as the OPEN judgment is circulated in draft, that he 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.

3rd October 2023