A man who claims he cannot return to his native Georgia because he will be subjected to anti-gay violence and intimidation has had a decision refusing his asylum quashed by the High Court.
The 31-year-old man came here in February 2007. He applied for refugee status but was refused.
In 2012, a Refugee Appeals Tribunal (RAT) dismissed his appeal and he then brought a High Court challenge.
Yesterday, Mr Justice Paul McDermott said he was satisfied to quash the RAT decision and transfer the case for re-consideration by another tribunal. He said RAT did not properly address whether the man was gay.