Scottish Refugee Council

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Scottish Refugee Council is an independent charity dedicated to providing advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. We also provide specialist services in areas such as housing and welfare, women’s issues, community development, the media and the arts …
Date for your diary: Autumn Conference 2010 … (Homepage and about 1/2).

Advice; Info; Training; Research; Publications; Vacancies; many Links; Support us;
Address: Scottish Refugee Council, 5 Cadogan Sq, 170 Blythswood Court, Glasgow G2 7PH, UK; (Place page on Google map);
Contact.

Homepage and about 2/2: … We play a leading role in policy development and campaign on refugee issues to ensure that Scotland plays a full role in meeting the UK’s legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees … // 

… High success rates in asylum appeals point to poor decision making at an early stage, 26 August 2010:

  • The UK Border Agency released its figures on asylum for Quarter 2 of 2010 today. The figures show that nearly a third (27%) of appeals made on refused asylum cases are successful – compared to just 20% in the same period two years ago.
  • We believe that this points to increasingly poor decision making by the UK Border Agency. We are calling for an overhaul of the asylum system to include providing quality legal advice for all new asylum applicants from the start of the process.
  • Read our press release.

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