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Categories:
Immigration and Asylum Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

The aim of this podcast is to provide an overview of the asylum process. It will look at the possible outcomes for an asylum application and the time line for processing an application. It will also thoroughly address the 1951 Refugees Convention, the grounds for seeking asylum and the criteria the Home Office case workers use when assessing asylum application.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the 1951 United Nations Conventions Relating to the Status of Refugees;
  • Understand how asylum applications are assessed using the so called 'Convention Reasons';
  • Understand the definitions for each Convention Reason;
  • Understand the procedure for how to claim asylum in the UK;
  • Understand the possible outcomes of an asylum application to the UK.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Sources and References:
  • Svazas [2002] EWCA 74;
  • Shah and Islam [1999] UKHL 20;
  • 1951 United Nations Conventions Relating to the Status of Refugees.;
  • Council Directive 2004/83/EC;
  • The Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Procedure) Rules 2003 SI No. 652/2003;
  • UK Borders Act 2007;
  • The Refugee or Person in Need of International Protection (Qualification) Regulations 2006 SI No.2525/2006;
  • European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950;
  • European Convention on Human Rights 1950.

This podcast looks at the process claiming asylum in the UK. It looks at each of the ground for claiming asylum provided for in the 1951 United Nations Conventions Relating to the Status of Refugees and how the UK authorities apply those rules.

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