2006 - There was no policy to preclude the enforced return of non-Arab Darfuris to Khartoum.
9 August 2007 - practical difficulties with returns documentation for all Sudanese nationals arose. There was no formal suspension.
3 October 2007 - enforced returns of non-Arab Darfuris suspended pending investigations into a report alleging ill-treatment of non-Arab Darfuris returned to Sudan from the UK.
23 April 2008 - returns of non-Arab Darfuris resumed in principle following completion of UK Border Agency investigation into the allegations of ill-treatment.
9 July 2008 - enforced returns of non-Arab Darfuris suspended pending the outcome of an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal country guidance case.
3 December 2008 - returns documentation difficulties for all Sudanese nationals resolved.
2 November 2009 - suspension of enforced returns for non-Arab Darfuris lifted following a change in operational guidance.