UK Asylum Claim - Status and Corresponding Rights

June 26, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb participated in the Financial Times Global Legal Hackathon 2020 and responded to an immigration challenge: “How to assist asylum seekers who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis?” 

This memorandum is a product of the firm’s submission to the Hackathon and is aimed at charities and organisations who assist refugees and asylum seekers. It is intended to be supplemented by additional materials directed at individual asylum seekers and refugees, which may take hard copy and/or digital forms.

Asylum seekers and refugees in the UK may be unsure of their rights to access healthcare and to work. The COVID-19 pandemic likely exacerbates such uncertainty. This memorandum sets out the various stages of the UK asylum claims process, together with an overview of the corresponding rights to access healthcare and to work. 

Please click here to read the full alert memorandum.