Welcome to the revised 2023 edition of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals. The guide is authored by Mark Henderson and Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers and by Alison Pickup and Monika Nollet of Asylum Aid. Unless otherwise stated, information in this guide seeks to reflects the law as up to 1 May 2023.
About the Best Practice Guide
This publication deals with the conduct of asylum and human rights appeals. The text is structured in roughly chronological order, starting with the Home Office’s reasons for refusal letter followed by procedure, evidence, and presentation of the appeal, and concluding with using the determination. It aims to provide the practical advice and information required to conduct each stage of the appeal according to best practice. The current edition does not deal with challenging a negative determination of the appeal but the strength of the grounds for any challenge to the appeal determination may well depend upon how well the appeal was prepared.