MPs and Lords slam ‘inhumane’ policies

    The UK’s asylum system involves the “deliberate use” of inhumane treatment against asylum seekers, MPs and Lords said last week.

    The joint committee on human rights said ministers were practising a “deliberate policy” of making asylum seekers destitute, and that it had seen cases where the government’s actions “fell below” the requirements of international human rights law.

    The committee also said that the asylum system as a whole was “overly complex, poorly administered, and offers inadequate information and advice about the support to which people are entitled”.

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