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The Economist on the Eritrean asylum grant and appeal rates

Good Piece in The Economist on the UK’s treatment of Eritrean refugees: Turned Away: On thin evidence, Britain declares its biggest source of refugees safe after all:

Judges who consider asylum appeals also seem to disagree with the Home Office’s strict new approach. Eritreans’ success rate on appealing against rejections soared to 86% in the third quarter of this year, up from 31% in the same period last year. The number of appeals lodged in the past six months is greater than in the previous six years. “What a massive waste of time and money,” exclaims Colin Yeo, an asylum lawyer at Garden Court barristers’ chambers.

Whole thing well worth a read, it is a very good summary of the controversy.

Colin Yeo
Colin Yeo A barrister specialising in UK immigration law at Garden Court Chambers in London, I have been practising in immigration law for 15 years. I am passionate about immigration law and founded and edit the Free Movement immigration law blog.

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