HUMAN RIGHTS AND ASYLUM
Many people come the United Kingdom (UK) asking for protection. This is called asking for Asylum. A person asking for asylum will be granted permission to remain in the UK as a Refugee if they have a well‐founded fear of being persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and if they are unable, to get protection in their own country. Many people can ask for Asylum but are unaware of it. In some cases women who fear persecution abroad or even people in a particular job or profession might be Refugees. Often children who fear harm abroad are unaware that they may be Refugees. We can advise you if you can make a claim for Asylum.
Human rights are protected by the European Convention of Human Rights and by the Human Rights Act. There are many rights protected, here are some of them: the right to life, the right not to be tortured, the right not to be kept in servitude, the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial and not to have laws used against you changed retrospectively, the right to privacy, the right to private conscience and religion, free expression and free association, the right to marry, the right not to be discriminated against and the right to be able to access a legal system to obtain a remedy if your rights are breached.
The UK authorities must always consider Human Rights when making any decision and taking actions. Some Human Rights are protected absolutely (the right to life and not to be tortured) and some Human Rights are partially protected.
We can make applications and put forward arguments on behalf of our clients explaining why, in their particular circumstances, an immigration decision would breach their Human Rights. If a decision breaches a person’s Human Rights we can help you appeal to a Tribunal or make an application to a Court.
Contact us if you believe you could be a Refugee or your Human Rights have been violated.