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Equality and the UK asylum process

Inquiry

An inquiry to examine the fairness of the UK asylum process, looking at the experiences of people seeking asylum who have a range of protected characteristics (as defined in the UK’s Equality Act).

Learn more about the inquiry by reading the call for evidence and the press release.

The Committee published its report on 27 June. The Government’s response is due by 27 August.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 8 November 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fourth Report - Equality and the UK asylum process
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
HC 93
Report
Response to this report
Seventh Special Report - Equality and the UK asylum process: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
HC 1825
Special Report
Seventh Special Report - Equality and the UK asylum process: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
HC 1825
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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25 January 2023
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Home Office, Dan Hobbs (Director of Asylum, Protection and Enforcement at Home Office), and Home Office
Oral Evidence
15 June 2022
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Refugee Council, Esther Baleh (Lived experience witness), Zahra Shaheer (Lived experience witness), and Ukraine Advice Project UK
Oral Evidence
27 April 2022
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Maternity Action, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU), and Esther Muchena (Asylum Service Manager at Scottish Refugee Council)
Oral Evidence
Gemma Lousley (Policy and Research Manager at Women for Refugee Women) (EAP0029)
Jennifer Blair (EAP0028)
Scottish Refugee Council (EAP0027)

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