Closing the door: the UK’s erosion of the right to asylum – lecture given at the British Institute on Human Rights

Lecture given at the British Institute on Human Rights by Maeve Sherlock, Chief Executive of The Refugee Council 8 December 2005 ‘The fact of the matter is that the industrialised states of Western Europe and North America – those states which played a leading role in the establishment and development of the international refugee regime – … Continue Reading

‘Asylum Seeker Destitution’ – address to the Church Action on Poverty conference

Address to the Church Action on Poverty conference by Maeve Sherlock, Chief Executive of The Refugee Council 3 December 2005 ABDULLAH CASE Last year one of our project workers in the Refugee Council’s Leeds office – a woman called Kate – saw a client whose name was Abdullah. He was an Iraqi asylum seeker whose application … Continue Reading