United Kingdom: Home Office, Operational Guidance Note: Bangladesh, February 2012
This report, and other Country Specific Asylum Policy OGNs, can be found at UKBA website here.
- Actors of protection
- Internal relocation
- Country guidance caselaw
Main categories of claims
- Members of political parties
- Victims of domestic violence
- Prison conditions
- Minors claiming in their own right
- Medical treatment
This document provides UK Border Agency caseowners with guidance on the nature and handling of the most common types of claims received from nationals/residents of Bangladesh, including whether claims are or are not likely to justify the granting of asylum, Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave. Caseowners must refer to the relevant Asylum Instructions for further details of the policy on these areas.
Caseowners must not base decisions on the country of origin information in this guidance; it is included to provide context only and does not purport to be comprehensive. The conclusions in this guidance are based on the totality of the available evidence, not just the brief extracts contained herein, and caseowners must likewise take into account all available evidence. It is therefore essential that this guidance is read in conjunction with the relevant COI Service country of origin information and any other relevant information.
COI Service information is published on Horizon and at the UKBA website
Claims should be considered on an individual basis, but taking full account of the guidance contained in this document. In considering claims where the main applicant has dependent family members who are a part of his/her claim, account must be taken of the situation of all the dependent family members included in the claim in accordance with the Asylum Instruction on Article 8 ECHR. If, following consideration, a claim is to be refused, case owners should consider whether it can be certified as clearly unfounded under the case by case certification power in section 94(2) of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.