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

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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Human trafficking

19/07/2006

Refugee Council’s response to the Home Office consultation: “Tackling Human Trafficking - Consultation on Proposals for a UK Action Plan” [April 2006]

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Clause 43 - use of vouchers

18/07/2006

Parliamentary Briefing on Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Bill Clause 43 - Asylum Support (Vouchers) [Mar 2006]

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Counter terror clauses

18/07/2006

Parliamentary Briefing on Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Bill Counter Terror Clauses [Jan 2006]

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EU returns directive

18/07/2006

Joint submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union Inquiry into the Draft Directive on common procedures for the return of illegally staying third country nationals [December 2005]

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IAN Act 2006

18/07/2006

Briefing on Immigration, Asylum & Nationality (IAN) Bill [Jan 2006]

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Immigration control

18/07/2006

Joint response to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Immigration Control [December 2005]

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Legal aid

18/07/2006

Refugee Council and Refugee Action joint response to: “Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the General Civil Contract (Solicitors) and General Civil Contract (NfP) Relating to Immigration and Asylum Work” [March 2006]

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Youth services

17/07/2006

Refugee Council response to the government’s green paper on youth services: Youth matters [November 2005]

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