Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / 13.1.2012/KHO:2012:1 Asylum Seeker v Finnish Immigration Service

Key facts of the case:

The applicant was homosexual. In his country of origin, homosexuals face a risk of capital punishment. The applicant applied for asylum on the grounds of a well-founded fear of persecution as a member of a particular social group (homosexual individuals).

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

The matter was referred to the Immigration Service in order to be reconsidered.

Deciding body (original language): 
Korkein hallinto-oikeus
Language: 
Finnish