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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-13more like thismore than 2016-06-13
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Religious Freedom remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum caseworkers are trained to assess the claims of people who are seeking asylum on the grounds of persecution relating to religion or belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown remove filter
star this property uin 40359 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office carefully considers all asylum claims on their individual merits, including claims based on religious persecution. We grant protection to those who genuinely need it in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).</p><p>Published guidance on the interviewing and consideration of asylum claims is regularly reviewed and takes into consideration the views of stakeholders, including religious groups. The current training and support available for asylum caseworkers includes a UNHCR endorsed Foundation Training Programme. This, and follow-on courses, covers all aspects of the asylum interview and decision making process, including the assessment of credibility and country information in religious based claims. Real-life case studies and role-play are used throughout the training programme to reinforce knowledge and understanding of the issues.</p><p>We are currently carefully considering the APPG report and it's recommendations and will provide a response in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN 40369 more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T13:53:56.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T13:53:56.637Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
524770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-13more like thismore than 2016-06-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Religious Freedom remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications to her policies of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief's report entitled, Fleeing Persecution: Asylum Claims in the UK on Religious Freedom Grounds, published in June 2016; and what plans she has to implement the recommendations of that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown remove filter
star this property uin 40369 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office carefully considers all asylum claims on their individual merits, including claims based on religious persecution. We grant protection to those who genuinely need it in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).</p><p>Published guidance on the interviewing and consideration of asylum claims is regularly reviewed and takes into consideration the views of stakeholders, including religious groups. The current training and support available for asylum caseworkers includes a UNHCR endorsed Foundation Training Programme. This, and follow-on courses, covers all aspects of the asylum interview and decision making process, including the assessment of credibility and country information in religious based claims. Real-life case studies and role-play are used throughout the training programme to reinforce knowledge and understanding of the issues.</p><p>We are currently carefully considering the APPG report and it's recommendations and will provide a response in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire remove filter
unstar this property grouped question UIN 40359 more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T13:53:56.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T13:53:56.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this