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Current Issues in UK Asylum Law and Policy

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ISBN13: 9781840141801
ISBN: 1840141808
Published: April 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The essays in this work, covering UK asylum law policy, are organized in two sections: the first deals with issues of legal process and policy. The second section provides the context for a more detailed examination of social, health and welfare issues relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.

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Part 1 Law, policy and the determination process: the case of UK Asylum Law and policy - lessons from history? Dallal Stevens; political representations of geography and place in the introduction of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act (1996), Craig Young; a case of ministers behaving badly - the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, Richard Dunstan; the designation of ""safe"" countries and individual assessment of asylum claims, Rachel Trost and Peter Billings; the ""Internal Flight Alternative"" (IFA) test and concept of protection, Hugo Storey; sexual orientation and refuge claims based on ""Membership of a Particular Social Group"" under the 1951 Refugee Convention, Simon Russell; problems in medical report writing for asylum seekers, Michael Peel; working with the asylum regime - an adjudicator's perspective, Geoffrey Care; researching ""The Risks of Getting it Wrong"", alison Harvey; protection and process - towards fair and effective asylum determination procedures, Anne Owers and Madeline Garlick; taking human rights seriously in the asylum context? A perspective on the development of law and policy, CJ Harvey; entitled to protection - a human rights-based approach to refugee protection in the United Kingdom, Nicholas Blake QC.
Part 2 Beyond the determination process: health screening for newly-arrived asylum seekers and their access to NHS provision, David Jobbins; the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers - key issues in research and service development, Charles Watters; the needs of young male refugees in London with particular reference to education and training, Alison Harker and Maknun Gamaledin-Ashami; parent-child communication barriers and mother-tongue education for Vietnamese children in London, Tom Lam; asylum, employer sanctions and race, Selina Goulbourne; asylum seekers' rights to housing - new recipients of the old poor law, Caroline Hunter.