Asylum: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL10690), why they deport failed asylum seekers to Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which they have advised are too dangerous for "all travel" by British citizens.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

As Lord Ahmad explained in his response of 25 October, the FCO’s advice is aimed at British nationals who may be planning to travel to particular countries. In the case of asylum seekers, the Home Office considers whether it would be a breach of our international obligations to require a national of, or a person entitled to reside in, one of those countries to return there.

We would only seek to return someone if the Home Office and the courts had considered the individual facts of a case and concluded that it would not be a breach of those obligations.

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