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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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(1)In this Act—

  • “the 1971 Act” means the [1971 c. 77.] Immigration Act 1971;

  • “adjudicator” (except in Part VI) means an adjudicator appointed under section 57;

  • “Chief Adjudicator” means the person appointed as Chief Adjudicator under section 57(2);

  • “claim for asylum” (except in Parts V and VI and section 141) means a claim that it would be contrary to the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Refugee Convention for the claimant to be removed from, or required to leave, the United Kingdom;

  • the Commission” means the Special Immigration Appeals Commission;

  • “country” includes any territory;

  • EEA State” means a State which is a Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as it has effect for the time being;

  • “the Human Rights Convention” means the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, agreed by the Council of Europe at Rome on 4th November 1950 as it has effect for the time being in relation to the United Kingdom;

  • “the Immigration Acts” means—

    (a)

    the 1971 Act;

    (b)

    the [1988 c. 14.] Immigration Act 1988;

    (c)

    the [1993 c. 23.] Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993;

    (d)

    the [1996 c. 49.] Asylum and Immigration Act 1996; and

    (e)

    this Act;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • “the Refugee Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28 July 1951 and the Protocol to the Convention;

  • “voluntary organisations” means bodies (other than public or local authorities) whose activities are not carried on for profit.

(2)The following expressions have the same meaning as in the 1971 Act—

  • “certificate of entitlement”;

  • “entry clearance”;

  • “illegal entrant”;

  • “immigration officer”;

  • “immigration rules”;

  • “port”;

  • “United Kingdom passport”;

  • “work permit”.

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