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Asylum: Sudan

Question for Home Office

UIN 211403, tabled on 21 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the conditions of the recent report of the Dangers of Returning Home by Waging Peace on the monitoring of Sudanese nationals by Sudanese intelligence and security staff within UK borders and the use of the evidence gathered during detention and torture in Sudan, if the Government will reassess the appropriateness of the use of Detained Fast Track in Sudanese asylum cases.

Answered on

17 November 2014

The Detained Fast Track (DFT) and the Detained Non-Suspensive Appeals (DNSA) process exist to deal with claims for asylum that appear, after screening, to be ones where a particularly quick decision can be made. Entry to the Detained Fast Track procedure is determined by reference to published policy available on the website. The policy neither requires nor excludes claims based on the nationality or country of origin of the claimants. The system operates flexibly and in cases where it becomes apparent that a claim is more complicated and cannot be determined within the DFT/DNSA indicative time-scale, the case is taken out of the process and the claimant normally released from detention.

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Home Office
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