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

Asylum and Immigration Bill 2003

13/07/2006

Asylum and Immigration Bill 2003: Key issues and concerns [January 2004]

EU accession countries

13/07/2006

Update on asylum seekers and the new EU accession countries [June 2004]

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European asylum system

13/07/2006

Briefing on the common European asylum system (CEAS) [March 2004]

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Healthcare

13/07/2006

Changes to healthcare charges for asylum seekers [March 2004]

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2003 Bill

30/06/2006

Asylum and Immigration Bill 2003: Key issues and concerns [January 2004]

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Agenda for Integration

30/06/2006

Agenda for Integration [November 2004]

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Asylum accommodation process

30/06/2006

Asylum accommodation process: Refugee Council proposal for a commmunity-based pilot [May 2002]

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Asylum Rights

30/06/2006

Sangatte briefing, Asylum Rights Campaign EU Working Group [September 2002]

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Commission for Equality and Human Rights

30/06/2006

The Refugee Council's response to the Government's White Paper: Fairness For All: a New Commission for Equality and Human Rights [August 2004]

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