Overview of the legal framework

United Kingdom

Country Report: Overview of the legal framework Last updated: 21/06/21

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Main legislative acts relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of protection

 

Title (EN) Abbreviation Web Link
Immigration Act 1971 IA 1971 http://bit.ly/1JKaigx
Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 IAA 1999 http://bit.ly/1C2MkVQ
Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 NIAA 2002 http://bit.ly/1Sat0PR
Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc.) Act 2004 AITOCA 2004 http://bit.ly/1Sat3Lt
Borders Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 BCIA 2009 http://bit.ly/1L4XlOC
Immigration Act 2014 IA 2014 http://bit.ly/1cPORMc
Immigration Act 2016 IA 2016 http://bit.ly/2jqhiEv
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 https://bit.ly/2M7jiFO

 

Main implementing decrees and administrative guidelines and regulations relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of protection

 

Title (EN) Abbreviation Web Link
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 395 Part 11 Immigration Rules http://bit.ly/1FY1JYi
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 395 Part 11B Immigration Rules http://bit.ly/1KKr1zi
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 395 Part 12 Immigration Rules http://bit.ly/1MOpgjX
Asylum Seekers (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2005 SI 7 Reception Conditions Regs 2005 http://bit.ly/1L52LsU
Asylum Support Regulations 2000 SI 704 Asylum Support Regs 2000 http://bit.ly/1C2R7GQ
Asylum Support (Amendment) Regulations 2005 SI 11 Asylum Support Regs 2005 http://bit.ly/1Fd2wUj
Transfer for Determination of an Application for International Protection (Detention) (Significant Risk of Absconding Criteria) Regulations 2017 Dublin Retention Regs 2017 http://bit.ly/2jTZ6Ir
The Detention Centre Rules 2001 SI 238 Detention Centre Rules http://bit.ly/1GBXGY2
Detention Service Orders DSOs http://bit.ly/1MOpyr7
Asylum Process Guidance and Asylum Policy Instructions APG/API http://bit.ly/1BaVIvv
The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and

Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 (S.I. 2014 No.2604 (L.31))

Procedural Rules http://bit.ly/1eawcw7
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 2018 Immigration Rules https://bit.ly/2weGiYf
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 2019 Immigration Rules https://bit.ly/2tkZNQL
Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules October 2020 Immigration Rules https://bit.ly/3iCSM2P
Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules December 2020 Immigration Rules https://bit.ly/2LVidRp

 

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