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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals: Contents

The Decision

Procedure

Evidence

Expert Evidence

Pre-Hearing Steps

The Hearing

Welcome to the revised 2022 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 Asylum Aid. Unless otherwise stated, information in this guide reflects the law as up to 21 December 2021.

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.

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Acknowledgments

This 2022 revised electronic edition of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals has been funded by EIN.

The 2020 and 2021 updates of the Best Practice Guide were made possible with the support of the Public Law Project. The 2021 update was dedicated to the memory of Shindo Maguire.

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 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 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.