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  • Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

    Country: United Kingdom

    Court: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

    Sentenced date: 18/03/2010

    Purpose of exploitation: Exploitation of the prostitution

    In this case the appellants are young female citizens of Albania, with young children, who have been trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation.

    The case is a reconsideration of the decision of dismissing their applications for asylum. The appeals are reconsidered with a view to give country guidance on the conditions the women are facing if they return to Albania.  Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights was specifically emphasised because each appellant has a young child (which provides a right to respect for one's "private and family life).

    In each of these appeals, the Tribunal found that the previous decision involved an error and each of the appeals was allowed on asylum and human rights grounds.