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

Legal aid: a sustainable future

12/10/2006

Refugee Council response to 'Legal Aid: a sustainable future' - a consultation paper from the Department of Constitutional Affairs and the Legal Services Commission [October 2006]

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Impact of Section 4 Support

30/09/2006

Inter-agency response to section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999 [September 2006]

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EU asylum policy

28/09/2006

Joint Refugee Council, Scottish Refugee Council and Welsh Refugee Council submission: House of Commons Home Affairs Committee inquiry on EU issues [September 2006]

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Human rights inquiry

28/09/2006

Refugee Council submission: Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into the treatment of asylum seekers [September 2006]

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UK country report

20/09/2006

UK Country Report for 2005 for European Council on Refugee and Exiles [August 2006]

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IND review

31/08/2006

Refugee Council response to the consultation on the IND Review "Fair, effective, transparent and trusted: Rebuilding confidence in our immigration system" [August 2006]

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EU asylum law

30/08/2006

Refugee Council response to the Home Office Consultation on the Qualification Directive [August 2006]

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Trafficking in persons

20/07/2006

Refugee Council’s policy position on people trafficking, including recommendations [May 06]

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Definition of terrorism

19/07/2006

Refugee Council’s submission to the review by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC of the definition of terrorism in UK law [May 2006]

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