H16 -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

8 November 2023

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Anonymity Order

In The Matter Of An Application For Review Pursuant To Section 2c Of The Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997

UPON the Applicant’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);

UPON the Legal Representatives having been notified of the application on 24 October 2023 by email;

AND UPON considering the documents consisting of an Application Notice, Explanatory Note, Witness Statement of Alexandra Rowe 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 Applicant may be granted anonymity in relation to the conduct of proceedings in the Commission and be known in these proceedings as H16.
  2. Nothing may be published which, directly or indirectly, identifies H16 as an Applicant, her husband, and the identity of H16’s children 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. 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 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.


Dated this 8th day of November 2023.