JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
The litigation leading to this appeal was triggered by a decision of the Government of Kenya communicated through a press release by the Department of Refugee Affairs on 18th December 2012, conveying as follows:
Tuesday December 18, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF REFUGEE AFFAIRS
The Government of Kenya has decided to stop reception, registration and close down all registration centers in the urban areas with immediate effect. All asylum seekers/refugees will be registered and hosted at the refugee camps.
All asylum seekers and refugees from Somalia should report to Dadaab refugee camps while asylum seekers from other countries should report to Kakuma refugee camp.
UNHCR and other partners serving refugees are asked to stop providing direct services to asylum seekers and refugees in the urban areas and transfer the same services to the refugee camps.
Badu S. Katelo
Ag. COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEE AFFAIRS
In furtherance of that decision, the Permanent Secretary in…