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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Equality and the UK asylum process

Women and Equalities Committee
Equality and the UK asylum process

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.30pm (public)

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In this session, MPs will examine the broad international and domestic policy and legal framework for asylum. It will look at how the Equality Act is applied in the treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees in the UK asylum process, and consider equality implications of proposals for asylum reforms.

The session will consider arguments for and against reforms of the process outlined in the Nationality and Borders Bill, currently at Committee stage in the House of Lords, including the proposed introduction of “differential treatment” of refugees. The Committee will also explore the role of international cooperation in establishing a fair, safe asylum system.

Meeting details

At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
Policy and Advocacy Manager at Joint Council on the Welfare of Immigrants
Senior Fellow at Social Market Foundation
Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange
Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law, Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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