(Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Appeal Number: PA/08619/2017
THE IMMIGRATION ACTS
Heard at Birmingham CJC
Decision & Reasons Promulgated
On 8 November 2018
On 6 December 2018
DR H H STOREY
JUDGE OF THE UPPER TRIBUNAL
(ANONYMITY DIRECTION not made)
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
For the Appellant: Mr R Khan, Fountains Solicitors
For the Respondent: Mr C Bates, Home Office Presenting Officer
DECISION AND DIRECTIONS
1. In a decision sent on 20 November 2017 Judge Juss of the First-tier Tribunal (FtT) dismissed the appeal of the appellant, a national of Iran, against the decision made by the respondent on 23 August 2017 refusing his protection claim.
2. My decision on the appellant's grounds can be brief because both parties were in agreement with me that the judge materially erred in law. It is abundantly clear from the evidence before the judge (see e.g. answers to questions 29, 33, 80, 83, 85 and 93 of the first interview and answers to questions 26, 29 and 32 of the second interview) that the appellant's case had two limbs: a claim based on his political activities in Iran and his father's profile as a Peshmerga; and a sur place claim. Yet the judge's assessment is confined solely to the appellant's sur place claim. As such it represents a failure to take account of material particulars and a failure to make findings on material parts of the appellant's asylum claim. This constitutes a material error of law and causes me to set aside the judge's decision and remit it to be heard de novo by another FtT Judge.
3. To conclude:
The decision is set aside for material error of law.
The case is remitted to the FtT (not before Judge Juss).
No anonymity direction is made.
Signed Date: 1 December 2018
Dr H H Storey
Judge of the Upper Tribunal