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

European Commission

30/06/2006

The British Refugee Council's response to the European Commission's public consultation Future of Justice and Home Affairs [August 2004]

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Legal Aid Cut

30/06/2006

The Refugee Council’s submission to the Campaign Against Legal Aid Cuts (CALAC) about the impact of changes to legal aid [February 2005]

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London Domestic Violence Strategy

30/06/2006

Joint response to the Mayor of London consultation on the second London Domestic Violence Strategy [October 2005]

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Making Women Visible

30/06/2006

Refugee Council: Making women visible; Strategies for a more woman-centred asylum and refugee support system [March 2005]

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Poverty and asylum in the UK

30/06/2006

Poverty and asylum in the UK [July 2002]

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Resettlement Programme

30/06/2006

Principles for a UK resettlement Programme [March 2002]

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Ringing the Changes

30/06/2006

Ringing the Changes [January 2005]

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Unsafe havens, unworkable solutions

30/06/2006

Unsafe havens, unworkable solutions [May 2003]

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"Juxtaposed" Immigration Controls

02/06/2006

Response to Home Office Consultation on Juxtaposed Controls Implementation, Dover-Calais November 2002 [January 2003]

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