Wed, 09 Apr 2014
The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of a former Afghan child applicant for asylum, Becket Bedford leading, with Zane Malik as junior. Calling for more open mindedness and greater tolerance of argument addressed to child rights, the Court extended the principle of fairness at common law. In future the tribunal must show greater willingness to test child claims for asylum according to independent evidence. It is hoped it will lead to the digital recording of screening interviews.