New Asylum Aid report published | Howells Solicitors

New Asylum Aid report published

Asylum Aid’s new report, ‘Even if… The use of the Internal Protection Alternative in asylum decisions in the UK’ has just been launched at Kenworthy’s Chambers in Manchester.

The report, aimed at legal practitioners and Home Office decision makers, explores the application of the ‘Internal Protection Alternative’ (IPA) concept in the UK asylum system, finding that it is regularly used as a fall-back option where the application has been deemed not to be credible in the first place, rather than as a protection alternative for someone with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home region. It was found in particular that insufficient consideration is sometimes given to the difficulties that may be faced by single women or members of other marginalised groups such as LGBT people in some parts of the world.