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The case illustrates the complexities of assessing what a ‘real risk’ entails, as the court had to consider the evolving political situation in Sri Lanka, taking into account many reports from government and NGO sources. In the conclusion, however, it found that forcing NA to return to his homeland, would at that time, be in violation of the right not to be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment, and NA was protected from potential harms.

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