526. Establishment of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

A commission known as the Special Immigration Appeals Commission has been established1 for the purpose of determining certain immigration and asylum matters which raise issues of national security2. The Commission hears:


    (1)     appeals against human rights and protection decisions which would not otherwise be heard because they are made on national security grounds in the interests of the United Kingdom's relations with another country, or on other grounds of public interest3;


    (2)     appeals against decisions to make or refusals to revoke deportation orders where a human rights claim has been made4;


    (3)     appeals against decisions to make orders depriving