Asylum for Afghan Interpreters
The Home Office have been reluctant to recognise the right of interpreters who worked with Allied Forces, including the USA and the UK, to protection in the UK.
In 2016 we successfully prevented the removal of a former Afghan military interpreter, on the grounds that he would be at risk from the Taliban on return, and then secured refugee protection for the client. As a result of the litigation, the Home Office reviewed its policy so as to recognise Afghan interpreters, who had assisted HM Armed Forces, as a distinct category of persons at risk of persecution on return to Afghanistan.
Supervising solicitor Lewis Kett was made The Times Lawyer of the Week in April 2016 as a result of this work.
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