Human Rights Watch report fast-track asylum failing women.

February 24, 2010

BBC Woman’s Hour reports: “The UK ‘fast-track’ system for dealing with asylum seekers is failing women, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The organisation says that the system is set-up to deal with straightforward cases, but that complex women’s rights’ claims, such as rape and physical abuse are regularly being dealt with in this way too. This means that women don’t have time to prepare evidence to support their case, and are not getting a fair hearing. Jenni is joined by Gauri van Gulik, author of the Human Rights Watch report, and Home Office Minister Meg Hillier to discuss the British fast-track asylum system”.

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