Asylum Aid submits evidence to official inspection of asylum applications

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration is undertaking an inspection of how the Home Office deals with applications for asylum and has consulted Asylum Aid and other civil society organisations. The key areas of interest to the inspection, according to the initial call for evidence, include: Screening and routing of asylum applicants Processing…

Policy Briefing – The UK’s approach to statelessness

This briefing considers the UK’s approach to statelessness applications under Part 14 of the Immigration Rules and identifies some of the existing shortcomings in the UK’s approach. We make three main recommendations regarding: 1) quality of decisions; 2) delays in decision making; and 3) the need for legal aid. Click on the image below to…

Women’s Asylum News 134

In this issue of Women’s Asylum News, women and children now make up the majority of refugees arriving in Europe, lone women at risk in Pakistan, and progress on our Protection Gap campaign in the European Parliament. Click on the image below to read!

Women’s Asylum News 128

The November/December issue of Women’s Asylum News is ready to read. This month, Jennifer Blair, Barrister at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre explains the new UN Guidance on refugee, stateless and migrant women, as well as news from Pakistan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Actors of Protection and the Application of the Internal Protection Alternative

Asylum Aid has contributed the UK section of this comparative European report undertaken by ECRE. Ten years after the adoption of the EU Qualification Directive, the application and interpretation of the concepts of the Internal Protection Alternative (IPA) and Actors of Protection are still not harmonised among EU Member States and still give rise to concerns…

Asylum Aid’s submission to Transforming Legal Aid

New proposals by the Ministry of Justice threaten to fatally undermine British justice, and will leave asylum seekers and refugees without the support they need. Our submission lays out the likely impact of these proposals, and recommends that the Home Office and Ministry of Justice find savings through innovation and efficiency instead.