JUSTICE report recommends 49 changes in immigration and asylum appeals

The human rights and law reform organisation JUSTICE has launched a new report on the immigration asylum appeals system, saying that the tribunals have “become relatively complex and slow in parts of their operation, and overburdened by paper and unnecessary bureaucracy”. A working party chaired by Professor Sir Ross Cranston calls for 49 tweaks to a system described as “complex, difficult to navigate and subject to relatively frequent changes”. The report says that better communication between the various parties involved in the immigration system is a “key theme” and calls for regular meetings, convened by resident judges and bringing together lawyers and immigration advisers, the courts and tribunals service, and the Home Office. “Better…

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