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Interim Operational Guidance: Discretionary leave for Victims of Modern Slavery

The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of PK (Ghana) v SSHD on 13 February 2018. The case involved a challenge to a decision to refuse to grant discretionary leave to remain (DL) to a confirmed victim of trafficking. We need some time to consider the judgment and agree the way forward with the Immigration Minister.

In the meantime, the actions set out in this notice must be implemented immediately as from the 21st February 2018.

 Refusals of Discretionary Leave

You must pause decision-making where you are not minded to grant discretionary leave to remain for any confirmed victim of modern slavery. A confirmed victim of modern slavery is an individual with a positive conclusive grounds decision. All refusal decisions must be placed on hold.

 Read the full IOP:

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