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Right to work for asylum seekers confirmed

Right to work for asylum seekers confirmed

The Home Office appeal to the Supreme Court in ZO (Somalia) [2010] UKSC 36 has been dismissed.

This confirms that in cases where a fresh asylum claim has been made and no decision was reached for a year, the asylum seeker obtains a right to work under European law. This applies in the vast majority of fresh claims, as decision making times have often been several years.

More to follow.

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