Destitute Zimbabweans who have sought sanctuary in the UK will ask Gordon Brown for permission to work, pay taxes and gain the skills to help them rebuild Zimbabwe at a demonstration and delegation to Downing Street today.
The Independent Asylum Commission which contains a number of church leaders, will hail the Scottish Government’s interventions to improve the treatment of asylum seekers when it presents its three reports of conclusions tomorrow
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has today supported the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission, which has called for more humane and dignified treatment for those seeking sanctuary in the UK.
An inquiry has said that Britain's asylum system is inhumane and urged the Government to improve the treatment of refugees. The Independent Asylum Commission (IAC), made 46 recommendations to the Home Office.
Church Action on Poverty (CAP) has warmly welcomed a new report which finds significant failings in the UK asylum system. The report condemns the Government policy of making refused asylum-seekers destitute.
An independent enquiry into the United Kingdom’s asylum system has launched 'Citizens Speak', described by campaigners as the the biggest ever consultation with ordinary citizens on how asylum seekers should be treated.
The British government has been accused of damaging social cohesion through its policies and rhetoric on asylum. The criticisms were made by a wide range of witnesses at the final public hearing of the Independent Asylum Commission.