Overview of the legal framework

United Kingdom

Country Report: Overview of the legal framework Last updated: 30/11/20

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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

 

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

 

 

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