Upper Tribunal- Immigration and Asylum Chamber
The Upper Tribunal has on Friday 3 October 2014 ruled in the latest Somalia Country Guidance case that Mogadishu is deemed safe for returns from the United Kingdom.
The headnote from the Upper Tribunal states the following:
(i) The operation of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber Guidance Note no. 2 of 2011, “Reporting Decisions of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber” and, particularly,  thereof, does not render the process of composition of country guidance decisions procedurally unfair.
(ii) As a general principle, where attendance of an appellant is a prerequisite to the vindication of the person’s right to a fair hearing, the appellant must be present.