Human Rights Law Centre

Streamlined Asylum Processing

Project overview

To address the UK’s growing asylum backlog, on 23 February 2023, the Home Office announced the introduction of the streamlined asylum process. Under the streamlined asylum process, people from five nationalities awaiting an initial decision on their asylum claim would be sent a questionnaire. Protection could be granted on the basis of the questionnaire and without the need for an interview, giving ‘decision-makers increased flexibility over the process of making asylum decisions, in the interest of making the accurate and high quality decisions as quickly as possible.’

This Project explores the strengths and limitations of the UK’s streamlined asylum process. It considers whether the streamlined asylum process enables decision-makers to make high-quality, accurate and efficient decisions, and the impact of the streamlined asylum process on people seeking asylum and the legal and charitable organisations that support them.

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Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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