Two-tier UK asylum plans. UNHCR urges rethink.

See government’s new rules for how we treat refugees, which may undermine our obligations under international law and have already received criticism from the UNHCR, who rightly said that the “asylum proposals would damage lives, be hard to implement and undermine international cooperation on refugee issues”.

UNHCR – two-tier UK asylum plans

People would be judged by how they got here, rather than by their need for protection. It would make it even more difficult for refugee families to reunite, leaving children stranded and alone. And it would mean that many people seeking protection, will be left destitute.