UK: Torture victims face two-year delays in UK asylum claims


"Torture victims who claim asylum in Britain are facing delays of more than two years before their cases are resolved, according to a report by the official immigration and borders watchdog.

The delays to torture survivors’ applications are caused by Home Office unwillingness to accept evidence supporting their claims from bodies other than Freedom from Torture and the Helen Bamber Foundation, the chief inspector of borders and immigration said."


See the article: Torture victims face two-year delays in UK asylum claims (The Guardian, link)

Full report:
Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: An Inspection of Asylum Casework, March-July 2015 (pdf) and: Home Office response (pdf)

 

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