United Kingdom

Country Report

Country Report: United Kingdom Last updated: 21/06/21


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The preparation of the first report and subsequent four updates was prepared by Gina Clayton on a consultancy basis, under the coordination of Asylum Aid. The 2016-2020 updates were prepared by Judith Dennis of the Refugee Council, and edited by ECRE.


Information was obtained through a combination of desk-based research and consultation with relevant stakeholders. The author relied heavily on information and analysis provided by a variety of sources, in particular the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID) and Asylum Support Appeals Project.


The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2020, unless otherwise stated.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection