Thursday, 27 March 2008

Asylum System Branded 'Shameful'

The Independent Asylum Commission has published a report severely criticising the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK. The report can be found here and contains some interesting insights in to immigration removal system in the UK. However, it's worth noting the first point of the summary...

The Commission has found almost universal acceptance of the principle that there must be an asylum system, and that it must be applied fairly, firmly and humanely. These criteria must be fulfilled for the UK system to be ‘fit for purpose’.

... precludes the possibility that the report will do anything to challenge the root causes of the racism inherent in immigration policy.