United Kingdom

Country Report

Country Report: United Kingdom Last updated: 30/11/20


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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, 2017, 2018 and 2019 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) and Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID).

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2019, unless otherwise stated.



To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

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