Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on asylum support - Refugee Council
March 18, 2003

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on asylum support

In response to today’s Court of Appeal ruling on Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, Margaret Lally, acting Chief Executive of the Refugee Council said:

“We are pleased that the Court of Appeal supports the High Court in finding that the implementation of Section 55 has been unreasonable.

“We very much hope that the Government accepts these rulings and implements them as soon as possible”.

Further information

Read a Refugee Council briefing on the key points and implications of the judgment

Read the judgment in full

Read BBC online’s coverage

Read the Guardian Unlimited’s coverage of today’s judgment

Liberty press release

Read the Refugee Council’s press release on the High Court judgment