Refugees: English Law's Protection or Persecution?

Gresham College

April 18

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How are refugees protected in English law?

This lecture traces the history of refugee protection, the limits of the Refugee Convention, and changes to the law in recent decades that have made refugees’ lives increasingly difficult. The Government’s latest tranche of policies: the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Rwanda offshoring scheme, are particularly brutal.

Is it time to reverse anti-refugee policies and create safe and legal routes for refugees to reach the UK, without a number cap?