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Equality and the UK asylum process

Inquiry

Equality and the UK asylum process

The Women and Equalities Committee is examining 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).

The Committee is seeking evidence about the nature and extent of asylum claims from people with diverse characteristics, for example age, race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, and different groups’ experiences of the asylum process in the UK. It will assess how far the Government is able to address discrimination or specific dangers for those with protected characteristics within the existing system. The inquiry will also consider any early evidence about people’s experiences of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme.

More information on the inquiry in the press release

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 8 November 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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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
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
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)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
23 March 2022
Inquiry Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Women for Refugee Women, Refugee Women Connect, Kathryn Cronin (Barrister at Garden Court Chambers), Annie . (Ambassador at VOICES Network), and Roxana . (Ambassador at VOICES Network)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
EAP0026 - Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Women for Refugee Women
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
EAP0025 - Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Dr Rossella Pulvirenti
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
EAP0024 - Equality and the UK asylum process
Witnesses Jonathan Thomas
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

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