Policy briefings

We influence policies and decisions that affect refugees

Policy Work Our aim is to influence the policies and decisions that have an impact on refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, based on the experiences of refugees in the UK.

We do this by working with officials and decision-makers, and responding to consultations and inquiries on forthcoming policy and legislation.

Our policy work focuses on key areas of the asylum system including destitution, housing, legal support, detention, and integration, as well issues facing vulnerable groups such as separated children and women.

We also work in partnership with those who share our aims, including other voluntary sector organisations and professional associations.

You can read our briefings below.

Title Publish date Overview

Operation of the EU’s external borders agency

14/09/2007

Refugee Council and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) joint response to the Select Committee on the European Union Sub-Committee F (Home Affairs): Frontex Inquiry [September 2007]

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Simplifying Immigration Law

31/08/2007

Refugee Council response to Simplifying Immigration Law: an initial consultation [August 2007]

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Unaccompanied children

16/08/2007

Determining the duty to look after unaccompanied children under the Children Act 1989 (use of section 17 or section 20) [August 2007]

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Evidence on treatment of asylum seekers

09/08/2007

Inter-agency Partnership evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights enquiry into the treatment of asylum seekers [August 2007]

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New asylum model (NAM)

09/08/2007

Overview and implications of the Government's new asylum model [August 2007]

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Right to work

30/07/2007

Social Exclusion, Refugee Integration, and the Right to Work for Asylum Seekers [July 2007]

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Prevention of illegal working

20/07/2007

Refugee Council reponse to the Home Office consultation on the prevention of illegal migrant working [July 2007]

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'Delays in processing asylum claims can be unlawful'

09/07/2007

This briefing outlines a recent Court of Appeal ruling on an asylum claim affected by delays in processing it [July 2007]

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Integration and cohesion

11/06/2007

Inter-agency partnership response to Commission on Integration and Cohesion Consultation [May 2007]

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