Monday, December 1, 2008
Asylum Aid has posted two reports (here) that you might find of interest.
Internal relocation: As women’s asylum and human rights claims are more likely than men’s to be based on non-state persecution, women are disproportionately affected by the principle of internal relocation. This means even if you are recognised as being persecuted and at risk if you return to your home area, you may be told you can relocate to another part of your country. This report discusses the legal application of internal relocation and questions the appropriateness of this principle for women asylum seekers who have experienced gender based persecution.
Women's Asylum Claims in the UK: This report was produced jointly by the Poppy Project and the Refugee Women's Resource Project at Asylum Aid. It considers all the asylum claims made by women who were trafficked into the UK and subsequently supported by the POPPY Project during 2007 and who went through the New Asylum Model process. Whilst improvements were found on procedural issues such as providing female case owners and interpreters, the rate of success at appeal showed that the quality of initial decision-making remains an issue.