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Question for Home Office

UIN 220849, tabled on 14 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department takes into account reports produced or evidence submitted by non-governmental human rights organisations in deciding on claims for asylum made on the grounds of political persecution or a risk to someone's life.

Answered on

19 January 2015

In reaching decisions on asylum claims, caseworkers have access to a wide range of published country of origin information produced by the Home Office, which includes reference to reports produced or submitted by national or
international human rights organisations.

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Home Office
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