AR (Article 8 – Mahmood – Private Life) Kosovo CG  UKIAT 07378
Date of hearing: 17 February 2003
Date Determination notified: 24 March 2003
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
'Arsim Rama left Kosovo for Germany in 1993, and his then fiancé (sic) Gezime joined in 1995. The couple were married in Germany in 1996, and their eldest son, Drin, born there in 1997. (A second son, Edi, was born in February 2002 in the UK). The appellant's claim for asylum in Germany was refused and in March 1998 arrangements were made for their removal. Faced with the prospect of removal to FRY, at a time increasing persecution of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, the appellants came instead to the United Kingdom, claming asylum upon arrival in March 1998. The appellants' asylum claim was not considered until September 2000, when it was refused.'