by Mark Henderson and Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers
and Alison Pickup of the Public Law Project
~ Revised 2021 Edition ~
Welcome to the revised 2021 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 of the Public Law Project. Unless otherwise stated, information in this guide reflects the law as up to 15 January 2021.
This publication deals with the conduct of asylum and human rights appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (IAC). 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 Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals is a central text for any practitioner conducting asylum and human rights appeals and has been relied upon, and cited by, the Upper Tribunal (see, for example, TS (interpreters) Eritrea  UKUT 00352 (IAC)).
This 2021 revised electronic edition of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals has been funded by EIN and has been made possible with the support of the Public Law Project.
The revised 2021 edition is dedicated to the memory of Shindo Maguire, EIN's Chief Executive, who sadly passed away in December 2020.
The Public Law Project is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage.
The 2018 updated electronic edition of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals was made possible by funding from the Legal Education Foundation and with the support of the Public Law Project.
The Legal Education Foundation is a charity dedicated to the advancement and support of legal education in the United Kingdom.
The 2009, 2012 and 2015 updates of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals were funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being.