Revocation of Humanitarian Protection

Danielle Cohen
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15 April 2019

We are assisting a Kosovan national who was granted humanitarian protection and indefinite leave to remain along with his two siblings. In October 2016 he was convicted of serious offence and was given notice of the decision to deport him from the United Kingdom. He now regrets his offending behavior and has completed a course in mechanics whilst in Prison. He has a six-year-old daughter, who was living with her mother in London to whom he has been a caring father and with whom he had weekly contact under a Family Court Order which could not continue if he was to be expelled from the United Kingdom. He spent over 13 years of his life in the UK and had assimilated and could face isolation if returned to Kosovo.

The Secretary of State was proposing the revocation of his refugee status. However, he was not granted asylum, he was granted humanitarian protection, and there is no asylum relevant statutes to revoke. Therefore, this was a mistake by the Secretary of State. We reminded the Secretary of State that any article 8 issue regarding the family and private life would be considered in future decisions, separately from the issue of his Humanitarian protection. We are awaiting the outcome of this case.