Religious Freedom: Egypt

Home Office written question – answered on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department determines whether the treatment of non-religious people and other religious minorities in Egypt amounts to persecution.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

We consider the country evidence, which is taken from a wide range of reliable sources, including: reputable media outlets; local, national and international organisations, including human rights organisations; and information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We then consider that alongside the legal and policy framework for considering asylum claims, which includes guidance for caseworkers on assessing claims based on religious persecution.

Each asylum claim is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights

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