UK fights to retain Dublin law to deport asylum seekers


Government’s use of rules to send highly vulnerable people back to first EU country they entered is being challenged in courts

The British government is fighting in several court cases for the right to use European asylum law to deport refugees and asylum seekers back to countries including Italy, which have taken in far more refugees than the UK.

In a series of test cases, lawyers are challenging the government over its use of what is known as the Dublin regulation, which states that asylum seekers must apply for asylum in the first EU country they enter.

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