Equality and the UK asylum process

Date: 1st October 2021
Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children

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Closing Date: 8th November 2021

The Women and Equalities Committee wants to examine the fairness of the UK asylum process, looking at the experiences of people seeking asylum who have a range of protected characteristics.

The Committee is seeking evidence about the nature and extent of asylum claims from people with diverse characteristics, for example age, race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, and different groups’ experiences of the asylum process in the UK. It will assess how far the Government is able to address discrimination or specific dangers for those with protected characteristics within the existing system. The inquiry will also consider any early evidence about people’s experiences of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme.

Find out more about this consultation and how to submit your views here.