Asylum

Asylum

Our solicitors at Anderson Rizwan Solicitors are experts in dealing with asylum and human rights claims.

Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country. It is given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. To be recognised as a refugee, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution.

The United Kingdom also adheres to the European Convention on Human Rights, which prevents the UK authorities sending someone to a country where there is a real risk that they will be exposed to torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

If an asylum seeker does not qualify for asylum but the Secretary of State thinks that there are humanitarian or other reasons why the Home Office should allow the applicant to stay in the United Kingdom, the Secretary of State may give the applicant temporary permission to remain in the United Kingdom.

According to the Immigration Rules, an asylum applicant is a person who either;
(a) makes a request to be recognised as a refugee under the Geneva Convention on the basis that it would be contrary to the United Kingdom's obligations under the Geneva Convention for him to be removed from or required to leave the United Kingdom, or
(b) otherwise makes a request for international protection. "Application for asylum" shall be construed accordingly.

Every person has the right to make an application for asylum on his own behalf. Our solicitors at Anderson Rizwan Solicitors are experts in dealing with asylum and human rights claims. Should you require assistance with your asylum claim, you can contact us and our solicitors will provide you with fast, friendly, reliable and professional advice. Our solicitors will take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law, the strenghts and weaknesses of your case and the procedure to be adopted by the Home Office with regards to your case.

Should you need to discuss your legal matters with us, please call our office on 0141 424 4000 and we will ensure that you are dealt with in a competent and professional manner.