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Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

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Part 4Third List of Safe Countries (Refugee Convention Only)

12(1)This Part applies to such States as the Secretary of State may by order specify.

(2)An order under this paragraph—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

13(1)This paragraph applies for the purposes of the determination by any person, tribunal or court whether a person who has made an asylum claim may be removed—

(a)from the United Kingdom, and

(b)to a State of which he is not a national or citizen.

(2)A State to which this Part applies shall be treated, in so far as relevant to the question mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), as a place—

(a)where a person’s life and liberty are not threatened by reason of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and

(b)from which a person will not be sent to another State otherwise than in accordance with the Refugee Convention.

14Section 77 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (no removal while claim for asylum pending) shall not prevent a person who has made a claim for asylum from being removed—

(a)from the United Kingdom, and

(b)to a State to which this Part applies;

provided that the Secretary of State certifies that in his opinion the person is not a national or citizen of the State.

15(1)This paragraph applies where the Secretary of State certifies that—

(a)it is proposed to remove a person to a State to which this Part applies, and

(b)in the Secretary of State’s opinion the person is not a national or citizen of the State.

(2)The person may not bring an immigration appeal by virtue of section 92(2) or (3) of that Act (appeal from within United Kingdom: general).

(3)The person may not bring an immigration appeal by virtue of section 92(4)(a) of that Act (appeal from within United Kingdom: asylum or human rights) in reliance on an asylum claim which asserts that to remove the person to a specified State to which this Part applies would breach the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Refugee Convention.

(4)The person may not bring an immigration appeal by virtue of section 92(4)(a) of that Act in reliance on a human rights claim if the Secretary of State certifies that the claim is clearly unfounded.

16A person who is outside the United Kingdom may not bring an immigration appeal on any ground that is inconsistent with treating a State to which this Part applies as a place—

(a)where a person’s life and liberty are not threatened by reason of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and

(b)from which a person will not be sent to another State otherwise than in accordance with the Refugee Convention.

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