Asylum myths

There are lots of myths out there about asylum and refugees. Here are some of our posts dealing with common misconceptions.

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Starter pack

Just getting started on refugee law and issues? Here are some of our explainer blog posts.

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Supreme Court refuses damages to refugee wrongly prosecuted for illegal entry

Shortly after Christmas in 2009, a young woman from Somalia flew into Stanstead and claimed asylum. She had just turned...

26th April 2017 By Nick Nason

Detention of Dublin asylum seekers held to be unlawful

Al Chodor and Others (C-528/15) In a highly significant judgment the CJEU has shown, in effect, that the Home Office has...

23rd March 2017 By Thomas Beamont

Scarring evidence in asylum cases

“The Tribunal’s conclusion was… that [in order to fabricate an asylum claim] the appellant had allowed himself to be anaesthetised...

15th March 2017 By Nick Nason

Home Office ends policy of automatic settlement for refugees after five years

The Home Office has announced a new policy of reviewing whether all refugees require protection at the end of a...

9th March 2017 By Colin Yeo

The Lounani case: when can a member of a terrorist group be excluded from refugee status?

C-573/14 Lounani (Grand Chamber, 31st January 2017) A person applying for protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention can be excluded...

9th March 2017 By Thomas Beamont

The Curious Case of the Eritrean Country Guidance

‘[I]t has to be said, Asmara does not feel like the capital of a country generating asylum applications with a...

14th February 2017 By Nick Nason