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Detained asylum process under challenge

Readers who have an interest in asylum law will be well aware of the fate of the asylum “detained fast track” (DFT). This was, as the name suggests, a speeded-up process for processing asylum claims and keeping asylum claimants detained in immigration...

Fake passport fine overturned

The Home Secretary has powers under the relevant legislation (ie the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999) to fine an airline £2,000 if they allow a passenger to arrive in the UK with a false document such as a fake passport if, in the words of the Act, “its falsity...

Interesting statistics about asylum claims

Recent figures from the Home Office about asylum claims in the UK make interesting reading. Asylum claims are currently running at about 29,000 per year. In the most recent period, up until September 2015, 41 per cent of asylum claims to the Home Office were...