Dave Smith
Campaign for better asylum decision-making launched

Research carried out by Freedom from Torture shows that people who have survived horrific violence and abuse are being denied safety in the UK despite having valid asylum claims.

Home Office caseworkers frequently mishandle and disregard expert and independent medical evidence that has been gathered to support their decision-making. In three quarters of the cases studied where the final outcome was known, people who had been denied asylum were later offered protection after an appeal judge overruled the caseworker’s decision.

Freedom From Torture are campaigning for asylum decision-making to be improved.  Already vital progress has been made: the Home Office has acknowledged that things must change.

You can help them keep up the pressure: ask your MP to push for an inquiry into how the Home Office handles evidence of torture in asylum cases. You can find how to do that here.