H17 -v- The Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Special Immigration Appeals CommissionAnonymity Order

Claim number: SC/214/2023

In the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

5 January 2024

Mr Justice Jay




The Secretary of State for the Home Department


On the Appellant’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’)

On the Legal Representatives’ having been notified of the application by email on 19 December 2023

On considering the documents (application notice, statement of truth of Fahad Ansari of 19 December 2023, legal submissions, a draft order, and the explanatory note to the Legal Representatives describing what the case is about) (‘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 Appellant undertaking to keep the Commission and the Secretary of State informed of any matter which may affect the continued need for this order

It is ordered that

  1. The Appellant be granted anonymity in relation to the conduct of proceedings in the Commission and be anonymised by the cipher ‘H17’.
  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, 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 application, or further order in the meantime, unless the Appellant 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.