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Asylum Applications - Withholding of removal - Expert testimony on human rights violations

Appealing an Asylum case where an Interpol Red Notice is active

Asylum applications are difficult at the best of times. But what happens when there is an Interpol Red Notice active or a trumped up criminal charge in another country? A country will be deterred from offering asylum and may even consider deportation. For people in this situation, deportation could literally mean life in prison, torture or death. US and Canadian authorities may see a life or death claim as far-fetched, after all, we are not talking about Syria or Afghanistan here but often our strongest allies. The burden rests with the applicant to persuade a government to grant asylum, even where they have criminal charges or an active Interpol warrant.


The US and Canada will generally err on the side of deportation where a Red Notice is active and it will be the job of the immigration attorney to persuade them otherwise. Expert Witness Radha Stirling has supported dozens of immigration and asylum cases over the past decade, providing expert testimony and evidence to prove that the applicant would be ‘at risk’ in the event of their deportation.


“Some clients have been prevented from returning to their homeland where they would face extradition to third nations like Saudi Arabia or the UAE”, explains Ms Stirling. “This has been particularly problematic for Indian and Pakistani expat workers, many of whom were born in Gulf nations and have never lived in the country of their citizenship.