MZ (PSG Informers, Political opinion) Colombia CG  UKIAT 02465
Date of hearing: 7th May 2002
Date Determination notified: 10 July 2002
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
To qualify as political the opinion in question must relate to the major power transactions taking place in that particular society. It is difficult to see how a political opinion can be imputed by a non-State actor who (or which) is not itself a political entity
It is an error to try to rely on a fixed category of persons on the side of law order and justice. Reference, star wars style, to "dark horses" does not serve the interests of objective decision making. To the extent that Acero-Garces relies on such an approach it is not to be followed.
D. J. Parkes