No5 Chambers

Bar top 30 position: 6=

S Chelvan of No5 Chambers gives comment to BBC on gay asylum seekers case

S Chelvan of No5 Chambers analysed the impact of a case concerning three gay asylum seekers on the BBC World Service Newshour program on 7 November. 

The case — C-199/12, C-200/12, C-201/12 - X, Y, Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel — concerned three gay asylum seekers from Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda.

The court held that all EU member states who have ratified the 2004 Qualification Directive have a duty to consider the facts in the country of origin in determining the extent to which criminal laws are applied.

On the BBC program, Chelvan said: ‘There are approximately 10,000 gay or lesbian applicants who come to the European Union every year to seek sanctuary… The case presents a missed opportunity.’

The interview was also picked up by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 8 November. 

  • Print

Briefings from No5 Chambers

  • Holiday pay has to include commission

    In Lock v British Gas, the European Court of Justice decided that holiday pay under the Working Time Directive has to include commission if salary is made up of commission.

  • Understanding serious brain injury

    At any time, as those who have suffered a serious injury to the brain or have been close to someone who has will know, your life can be turned upside down in less than a fated second.

View more briefings from No5 Chambers

Overview

Fountain Court
Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham
B4 6DR
UK

Silks: 26
Juniors: 213
Head of chambers: Paul Bleasdale QC
Practice director: Tony McDaid
Office manager: Sandra Astbury